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

  • 2425 drop out children were mainstreamed into the formal schools through 97 NFE centres
  • 525 child workers/out of school children were re-integrated into formal schools after residential bridge course, for their continued education
  • School Management Committees, women SHGs and relevant stakeholders in the community are capacitated and facilitated to promote and monitor children’s education and their rights
  • Introduction of Multi Grade Multi Level (MGML) activity based teaching and learning at the bridge school was introduced for mainstreaming drop out children into the formal school for their continued education
  • Computer Aided Learning, Yoga and extra-curricular activities to develop different skills among the children in the bridge school
  • Promoted 41 Children’s clubs enhancing child rights and protection
  • Sensitized community and promoted universal Birth Registration
  • Developed child protection Policy and code of conduct and it is being effectively introduced within the organization and its operational areas
  • Training and workshops for the staff were conducted for the staff of the organization to sensitizethem on child rights and protection issues
  • A National level joint workshop on “Development and implementation of institutional Child Safeguarding Policies as well as networking with local Child Protection Systems” is being organized by the organization in collaboration with Kindernothilfe (KNH) as lead organization, together with Karl Kübel Stiftung (KKS), ChildFund Germany and Terre des Homes (TdH) Germany and KKID- Coimbatore KKS – Germany, KKID – Coimbatore with the support of BMZ - Germany