Monday, August 28, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The one ray of hope for Indian children - the Right to Education Bill was recently disowned by the central govt. This is a major setback for our Education System. Please sign the petition to demand justice and the Right to Equitable education for millions of our children.
Every child between the ages of 6 to 14 years has the right to free and compulsory education. This is as per the 86th Constitution Amendment Act to the Article 21A of the Indian Constitution in 2002. The Right to Education bill seeks to give effect to this amendment.
Current Scenario in 2006:
- The Bill has been abandoned by the Central government on the pretext of lack of resources, which is unreasonable since the budget for the bill is estimated to be merely Rs 4,36,000 cr.
- The people of this nation are being betrayed by not being given the Right to Free and Compulsory Education through Central Government legislation.
- Two points – 25% quota in private schools and the National Commission in the Bill have already been withdrawn as per the latest draft of the Bill sent to the states by the centre.
Please sign the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/rteindia/petition.html
Friday, August 04, 2006
Advocacy... Oh my god... We are not ready for it. We are a small organization concentrating on the issues in front of us rather than looking at the macro level matters and it’s the biggies who can do that. No staff to do that though we believe in advocacy and lobbying. These are the reactions of a typical non government organization when it comes to advocacy and lobbying. This is a disturbing scenario as Non Government Organizations get into relationships with their immediate surroundings like donors and agencies that they work directly rather getting into the scheme of things like policies or decisions that affect their interventions.