35 m Indian kids missing out on education
T is a sad story of missing numbers. Efforts by government and NGOs in past five decades notwithstanding, nearly 35 million children in India are missing on education as they do not have access to basic education, nearly two-third of whom are girls.

35 m Indian kids missing out on education

IT is a sad story of missing numbers. Efforts by government and NGOs in past five decades notwithstanding, nearly 35 million children in India are missing on education as they do not have access to basic education, nearly two-third of whom are girls.

"Two years back, the Indian Government passed a constitutional amendment that made primary education free and compulsory. Still, this amendment has not been implemented", according to Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson of the Global Campaign for Education.

Officials of the Education Ministry say government spending on education is around 4.02 per cent of the GDP for the year 2001-02. The government has also launched various initiatives like the Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan and is open to private funding in the sphere of education.

On the ground, however, facts tell a different story. Satyarthi says, "The actual amount that percolates to the lowest strata of society is very miniscule. The expenditure of the government on primary education is not enough. The need of the hour is increased expenditure on education and the will to bring accountability within the system."

"Children have been denied the rights of education that the Indian Constitution and the UN Convention on Rights of Child provide to them. The worst-affected is the girlchild as girls nearly two thirds of the uneducated children", he says.

"Children with disabilities, children from the backward communities, children displaced due to communal or natural calamities and the child labourer form the bulk of uneducated children," Satyarthi adds.

"There is unequal access to quality education with the people with the greatest need getting the least help. Even those who get access to basic education have to make do with substandard teaching carried out by unqualified teachers."

"This kind of education does not make the children equipped to take on the rough and tumble of the competing world", Satyarthi says adding, quality education gives an individual the power to transcend poverty, expoloitation and economic backwardness however education in our country has become the biggest source of disparity.

As part of its initiative to make the government realise its responsibility for providing education to children, the Global Campaign for Education, an amalgamation of various NGOs along with hundreds of underprivilaged children had launched an awareness campaign to highlight the cause of the uneducated child.

The campaign took place in various places in Delhi and in 15 other states throughout India. Over 500 schoolchildren along with released child labourers formed a human chain here to highlight their problem and give the country’s leaders a simple message to help ensure basic education for all children in India. — PTI



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