Here are some images from this year’s School Enrolment Campaign from villages of Bhawanipatna, Golamunda, Lanjigarh, Kantabanji clusters in Odisha and Utnoor cluster in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh.
A recent survey in these clusters has revealed that there are a total of 4467 children (2214 boys and 2253 girls) of school going age in these five clusters. Of these, only 3619 children (1821 boys and 1798 girls) are enrolled in school and the rest of the 848 children have either dropped out or have never been to school.
The objective of the School Enrolment campaign is to ensure that no kid in the school going age remains out of school, and the children already in school do not drop out. Measures have been taken to mainstream the children who dropped out of the school by providing remedial education in four centers.
Every year, as the Monsoons declares its arrival, and as the activity in rural India picks up … and just before the school academic year begins, the field staff of Chetna Organic in coordination with the local government schools, are out in the village streets, visiting each house insisting with parents that they send their children to school followed by intensive counseling to the parents of the children who have opted to drop out.
A rally is also organized, walking through the village streets with all children & teachers, motivating, urging, inspiring the kids and their parents to continue with school and not to drop out on any pretext.
These school enrolment campaigns are organised every year by Chetna Organic in their field areas in Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa. These campaigns are organized by Chetna Organic with the Education Fund of the Peace By Peace Project being supported by Felissimo Corporation, Japan .