Tackling Education for All
"My School, My Voice", an initiative by Childreach International India, platformed an interactive forum with a motto- "Think, Voice and Act".
- (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2011 - India has a huge young population. About 1/3rd of Indians are children. It is obvious that they are going to be the future leaders, managing affairs of the State. However, a great proportion of such cohort remains passive, unheard and their thoughts process dismissed lightly. There is certainly one common thing called education that survives the best for children irrespective of their pocket money, dresses and gadgets. Making the issue a little more complicated, arises a question, do we really stand upright to the right to educate each and every child?
On Friday, August 26 at the Constitution Club of India, Delhi, held a Conclave, where a group of principals and children from some of the most renowned schools in Delhi have met the representatives from community schools to discuss the role of Education in India, and the broader matter of the Millennium Development Goal of Education for all by 2015. "My School, My Voice", an initiative by Childreach International India, plat formed an interactive forum with a motto- "Think, Voice and Act".
Dr. Lalit Kumar, Ministry for Communal Harmony and Dr. P.L Kataria, Director of Education, MCD presided over the discussions. After lightening the inaugration lamp, they gave a supporting hand to a group of children performing skits and doing debates. "Childreach International India has taken a very decent initiative. It will actually provide a common platform to both the societies of children", said Lalit Kumar, Minister for Communal Harmony.
Senior teachers and principals of the schools including Modern Public School, P.P. International school, BASAVA International School, St. Pauls School and Kalka Public School coordinated very well with a few NGOs to raise awareness at a young age. It is an important aspect of creating long lasting change. The conclave is the first step in My School My Voice's aim of creating a better understanding between the privileged and underprivileged section of society and ultimately improving access to education. "I usually see under privileged and privileged children performing together at one common stage. Moreover, we tell children every day that they should first get each and every information about any particular matter and then form any opinion on the same", said Manimala Roy, Prinicipal, BASAVA International School, New Delhi.
The Conclave is dwelt upon the Government agenda of "Education for All by 2015" - one of the objectives under Millennium development Goal (MDG) and the status at present at present since the passing of Right to Education. "The conclave helped us bringing together different schools and societies working in education. We will create solutions to the problems faced by under privileged children. We are doing it differently in order to get a definite result", said Naresh Chaudhary, Country Director, Childreach International India.
About Childreach International India:
Childreach International India is a grass roots charity working in genuine partnership with local communities across India, improving children's access to healthcare, education, child rights and protection. Childreach International India encourages children, families and communities to take responsibility of projects, becoming stakeholders able to provide sustainable solutions to the issues which matter to them, giving them the chance to shape their own futures. Childreach International India believes in creating a world where every child has the opportunity to unlock their full potential in life.
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