Child Rights, Protection & Promotion
JKS’ activities are focused on promoting child centric, quality and inclusive non-threatening environment for all children to learn and grow. Equity based strategies are developed to ensure that each child has access to quality education is ushered by effective implementation of Right to Education Act, 2009. Moreover, the Education programme aims to increase enrolment, retention, achievement and completion rates in elementary education, with a special emphasis on girls and children from socially disadvantaged groups.
Education is a human right issue and it is an investment on human development. Thus education is an integral part of national development; not only ‘economic growth but it also encompasses giving opportunities to all people for better quality of life. While India has made substantial progress in education in terms of enrolment of children into schools, poor quality of education is a great concern. Government reports indicate that 59 million children between 6-14 years do not attend school, dropout rates increase alarmingly in class III to V, it is 50% for boys, 58% for girls, there are about 17 to 20 million school dropouts and most of them are child labours. Further, statistics indicates that only one-third of all children who enrol in grade one reach grade eight, despite our country have made education for children in the age group 6-14 years a fundamental right!!
JKS activities include supporting children in primary schools, dropouts, out of school, never enrolled and problem children from the marginalized, under privileged and excluded communities the opportunities for access to quality education that enable them for their long term continued education. Active involvement and participation of the community and its relevant stakeholders towards their children’s education form the nucleus of the program.
JKS’s accomplishments in children’s education, child rights and development includes