Education has continued to evolve, diversify and extend its reach and coverage since the dawn of human history. Every country develops its system of education to express and promote its unique socio-cultural identity and also to meet the challenges of the times. World Declaration on Education for All (1990) stressed upon the need to provide expanded educational opportunities that will translate into meaningful development. According to the declaration meeting, basic learning needs constitute a common and universal human responsibility. In response to the growing international commitment to education for all Government of India unveiled its National Policy on Education. The National Policy of Education 1986, as revised in 1992, had indicated three thrust areas in elementary education:
Universal access, enrolment;
Universal retention of children upto 14 years of age;
A substantial improvement in the quality of education to enable all children to achieve essential levels of learning.The 86th Constitutional Amendment Act 2002 made education a Fundamental Right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by providing that “the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine”. With this reference, the law enacted “The right of children to free and compulsory education Act 2009 (RTE)”.Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (For Class I-VIII) has been one such initiative of Government of India. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an effort to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. It is a response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country. The SSA programme is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children, through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode. In Jharkhand, the Jharkhand Education Project Council is the implementing agency for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. In khunti District Jharkhand Education Project is successfully implementing Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in all 6 Blocks.
Major activities of Savra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) :-
- Teacher Training
- SMC Members Training
- Selection of Para Teacher
- Inclusive Education (Child With Special Need)
- Special Training for Drop Out & Never Enrolled children.
- Learning Enhancement Programme.
- Innovation activity.
- Civil works – Additional Class Room, Toilets, New School Building, Headmaster Room, Boundary Wall etc.
- Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya.
- Jharkhand Education Project, Khunti is trying to make each and every school RTE compliant.
Jharkhand Education Project, Khunti.
DC Office, Khunti-835210
Email ID – jepkhunti[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone & Fax No. : 06528-221709