Community Meeting at Chamarajpet

January 24, 2012

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Community Meeting at Vasanthnagar slum

January 17, 2012

As part of the Social Audit Exercise on RTE of NCPCR in Bangalore, Ms. Margaret & team organised a community meeting in Vasanthnagar slum on 13th January 2012.

Training on Concurrent Monitoring of RTE Act

October 24, 2011

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights organised a training on Concurrent Monitoring of RTE Act at Jagori Training Centre, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh from 15th to 19th October 2011. This was a introductory training for the District Coordinators and Block Monitors of NCPCR’s Social Audit program at Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Assam. Mr. Gangadhar, District Coordinator along with Ms. Margaret, Ms. Chithra, Mr. Prakash, Mr. Nirmal and Mr. Srinivas, the 5 Block Monitors from SICHREM participated in the training.

Mangalore: SICHREM Calls for Implementation of Right to Education Act

September 5, 2011

Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS/CN)

Mangalore, Aug 27: “Karnataka is one of the states which has failed to implement the Right to Education Act which was enacted in April 2009 with the objective of providing free and compulsory education to every child in society. Moreover, there is need for collective opposition to the cancellation of 25 percent reservation for poor students in private schools,” opined Philip Mathew, director, South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM).He was speaking at the awareness programme organized at SDM College hall on Friday August 26.

“Already 60 petitions are pending in the Supreme Court urging cancellation of such reservation. This is against the interest of society and children of poor people will be cheated of an education,” Mathew said and called for a people’s movement to create awareness on the issue.

“In a few ‘prestigious’ educational institutions only academically brilliant students are given admission which is again violation of the Right to Education Act. All these issues will be brought to the notice of the government,” he said.

In the debate session held with the audience, the parents grabbed attention by raising issues like punishment for acquiring less marks, upper floor class rooms allotted to LKG and UKG students, and a preference for English medium education among others.

Responding to the issues, Mathew said that complaints about these should be lodged with the local DDPI. During the discussion, people said that there is a need for the government to consider employing expert English teachers in government schools. Also, the government should not use school teachers for other government activities.

Human rights activist R Manohar was present.

Paper clippings of the meeting on Right to Education organized by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) at Mangalore on 26th & 27th August 2011

August 30, 2011

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Visit of Ms. Sriranjani, RTE Division – NCPCR to HRE schools with SICHREM team

August 22, 2011

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