Complementing Quality Education
Child Centred Learning (CCL) was also promoted in schools. This helped to create a better learning environment and has also supported to reduce school drop outs. For instance, in slum communities, it has helped to enhance children’s regularities in schools. In Palpa, Jana Priya Basic School, which was about to be closed due to the smaller number of students has now increased the students from 19 to 48 after the reformation of school governance for quality education. Further, since the government has provisioned for the establishment of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Center in all the primary schools, advocacy to ensure it is ongoing throughout the working areas
School Enrolment Campaigns were organised throughout the working areas in coordination with District Education Office, SMC, PTA, child clubs, students and teachers. Different door to door sensitization programmes, broadcast of PSAs in local radio, wider use of IEC materials through ReFLECT etc. were done for the campaign. This not only helped to encourage new admissions but was also equally helpful to bring drop out students back to schools.
The child clubs on the other hand, were also successful to form a SMC in Sarada Secondary School, Palpa after registering their complaint in written. There was also a problem of not fulfilling the vacant position of teachers. The child club’s action led to the discussion among parents and SMC, which was later successfully addressed.