December 29, 2010

Awaaz Do-Raise your Voice for UNICEF

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"Lil one's,
real huns,
You mould dem dey shape!!!
You target them they break!!!
"


They talk bout children..
They say today's children are our future...
If they keep the present dark..how do they expect a brighter future???
Why are they even expecting something in the first place!!!!


The Rural India,the true India lies in the alleys of POVERTY,rotten with ill effects of Illiteracy,Child Labour,Malnutrition,Desparation to earn,Attrocites from the rich...need i say more????Poverty causes the so called "brighter future" children turn into sons of soil and do their turmoil to fill their own stomachs. Some even tend to go overboard and fill the stomachs of their elders!!!!


One of the main steps in reducing the poverty line is in curbing( as eradicating the roots may take decades) or helping the poor in any of the above mentioned problems that they face!
There are GENIUNE places like the Red Cross,UNICEF which help curb many of these problems, and there are places where people stand against CHILD LABOUR still they dont give a damn when they order 
"Aey Chotu, 2 cutting la" !!
More action is needed,the need for support has rised tremendously with inflation overhead!!


They say POVERTY is a curse bestowed... 
Where as this curse called POVERTY, yes this same POVERTY can lead them into another pathway which is actually enlightening!!
and the pathway is "Right to Education(RTE) Act"


Lets dig in:
The RTE Act, as it is most fondly known, specifies that all children 6 to 14 years old have the right to free and quality education.It is the first legislation in the world (whew..!!!something to rejoice)that puts the responsibility of ensuring enrollment, attendance and completion on the Government.
--It specifies minimum norms in government schools. It requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats for children from poor families (to be reimbursed by the state as part of the public-private partnership plan).
--The Act also provides that no child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education. There is also a provision for special training of school drop-outs to bring them up to par with students of the same age.
--It also led into making The Right to Education of persons with disabilities until 18 years of age as a fundamental right. A number of other provisions regarding improvement of school infrastructure, teacher-student ratio and faculty are made in the Act.
--It has specific provisions for disadvantaged groups, such as child laborers, migrant children, children with special needs, or those who have a "disadvantage owing to social, cultural, economical, geographical, linguistic, gender or such other factor." 


To make the Right to Education Act successful, it is important that each one of us knows about it so that every child who is not in school can be sent back for free and quality education.


Stand up and make some noise! Join theAwaaz Do movement by signing up now 
and spread the word to your family and friends. You can SMS, e-mail or just talk to them and ask them to speak up and raise their voice for children. One voice makes a difference but together we can help change the fate of 8 million children. The time to begin is NOW! 


Lets brighten the future from the dark present!!!!
Hail UNICEF!



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Facts related to Education:
• The number of out-of-school children has declined from 25 million in 2003 to 8.1 million in mid-2009. The most significant improvements have been in Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur and Chhattisgarh. 
• The percentage of out-of-school children in highly populated states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar remains a cause of concern. 
• There has been tremendous progress in improving access with 99 per cent of habitations having a primary school within one kilometer, and 92 per cent an upper primary school within 3 kilometers. 
• There have been considerable improvements in the proportions of children from socially disadvantaged groups enrolled in school. For Scheduled Caste (SC) students, 19.7 per cent were enrolled in 2008-2009, with 11% enrolled for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students. 
• The proportion of ST children at upper primary level is much lower, indicating that ST children are more vulnerable to dropping out from the school system. As many as 23.4 per cent of Muslim school children are out-of-school.
• 84 out of 100 schools have drinking water facilities overall in India. But nearly half the schools in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya do not. 
•  65 out of 100 schools have common toilets in India; however only 1 out of 4 schools in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Orissa and Rajasthan have this facility. 
• 54 of 100 schools have separate toilets for girls. On an average, only 1 in 9 schools in Assam, Meghalaya, and Manipur have separate toilets and 1 in 4 schools in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Orissa.




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