In today’s competitive world education is necessity for man after food, clothing, and shelter. Education is the solution of any problem; it is the only education which promotes good habits, values and awareness towards anything like terrorism, corruption and much more. Today technology plays an important role in continuing the communication of education through known and unknown persons. It is the only fundamental way by which a desired change and upliftment in the society can be taken into effect. In a nutshell Education is the backbone of every one life’s.
National Education Day-
The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to commemorate the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on November 11 by recalling his contribution to the cause of education. The day will be celebrated as National Education Day (NED) of India.
In tune with the need of the hour, this year’s theme of NED celebration will be ‘Skill-awareness and empowerment’, The celebration aims to ensure that students are exposed to a number of projects that strengthen their sustainability in existing environment, enhance thinking, social and emotional skills, become self-motivated learners, get equipped with vocational skills, become part of new generation learners who focus on sustainable life skills, and make a positive impact on society.
The Hope Foundation will be celebrating the National Education Day of India, which is nationally observed on November 11th, by organizing a “#SHEis” Campaign. The Campaign will begin with a walk followed by a street play in support of “Right to Education- Education of Girl Child”. The campaign will also be celebrated the next day in the other centre at New Market, Kolkata area.
Education in India-
Data indicate that progress towards gender parity at the primary school level continues, yet the gap between boys and girls remains wide. An estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 32 million girls of lower secondary school age were not enrolled in school in 2013 – narrowing their horizons and undermining their potential to contribute to society.
In India today, 4% of our children never start school. 58% don’t complete primary schools. And 90% don’t complete school. –Teach for India
In recent decades India has made significant progress on access to schooling and enrollment rates in primary education but dropout rates and low levels of learning remain challenges for the state and central government. As the U.S. has a longer history of public education than India there are opportunities for India to learn from the successes and failures in the American education system and to collaborate in tackling shared challenges, such as the best use of technology in primary education.
Primary school enrollment in India has been a success story, largely due to various programs and drives to increase enrolment even in remote areas. With enrollment reaching at least 96 percent since 2009, and girls making up 56 percent of new students between 2007 and 2013, it is clear that many problems of access to schooling have been addressed. Improvements to infrastructure have been a priority to achieve this and India now has 1.4 million schools and 7.7 million teachers so that 98 percent of habitations have a primary school (class I-V) within one kilometer and 92 percent have an upper primary school (class VI-VIII) within a three-kilometer walking distance.
Despite these improvements, keeping children in school through graduation is still an issue and dropout rates continue to be high. Nationally 29 percent of children drop out before completing five years of primary school, and 43 percent before finishing upper primary school. High school completion is only 42 percent. This lands India among the top five nations for out-of-school children of primary school age, with 1.4 million 6 to 11 year olds not attending school. In many ways schools are not equipped to handle the full population – there is a teacher shortage of 689,000 teachers in primary schools, only 53 percent of schools have functional girls’ toilets and 74 percent have access to drinking water.
Campaign on Education for All:-
#SHEis- Walk for Girl Child Education
The campaign asserts the importance towards the education for all. This campaign attampts to tak and achieve the UNESCO goal of Education for All (EFA), which is-
Ensuring that by 2015 all children, particularly girls, children in difficult circumstances and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality.
This campaign attempts to organize walks and spreading awareness around the city of Kolkata towards the equal access of the girl child towards primary education. After its success in the month of April, the organization has planned to organize a second walk under the same umbrella campaign.
This Month the campaign attempts to promote girl child education through the help of some volunteers and the street children associated with The Hope Foundation, Kolkata. This will be observed on two dates- 17th and 18th of November, 2015. The same will be a long walk from Triangular Park till Gariahat Crossing and Park Street Crossing till the Esplanade centre on the respective dates. The walk will then be followed up with a street play which Is themed on the “Importance of primary education for girls”.
Do your bit!
Today is the time when you can do your bit and make a difference.
You are cordially invited to attend the event and be a part of it. The more the supporters the more will be out effect. Together we can bring the change we want to see in the world.
Twitter Campaign Details: #SHEis
You can do your bit by sharing the #SHEis as and when you post about the campaign. Also, we would be really obliged if you come up with your thoughts on the same and let the world know what it feels to be a part of the cause.