04 Jan Impact Report: Right to Education Campaign, TN- 2019
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a of the Indian Constitution. India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the Act came into force on 1 April 2010. Section 12(1)(c) of the Right To Education Act guarantees free education for economically weaker and socially backward children in private schools. A study by Indus Action has shown that the benefit for a family is Rs.1,00,000/- per child over 10 years.
The biggest problems in realising this right are awareness and accessibility and Bhumi has been working actively on both domains. Mere one-time support to these children can be a life-transforming opportunity for these families and a wonderful chance at developing socially inclusive societies.
Bhumi – Project Impact Indicators
Volunteers mobilized: 139
Total Pamphlets distributed: 17,900
Total calls to Bhumi RTE helpline: 6,158
Direct Impact: 797 children enrolled through RTE in TN
Bhumi has contributed by creating awareness, referral, setting up help desks and application support through
- Field campaigns by Bhumi volunteers
- Campaigns by partner organisations
- Bhumi RTE mobile app
Overall Impact of RTE in TN: 10,482 children
In 2019, through a partnership between TN government, Bhumi and Indus Action, a robust online application and MIS system has been built to make the process more user-friendly and accessible.
This systemic impact has resulted in 16.5% increase in year on year admissions in 2019.
Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi, as a platform, enables over 20,000 volunteers across 10 cities in India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare. Sign up to donate blood and spread awareness: www.bhumi.ngo/volunteer