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IIM-A Students Help Parents to Claim Right to Education for their Children through RRC Project

Feb 17, 2014 11:41 IST

    Students of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, have come forward to help needy parents enroll their children to school under Right to Education government scheme.

    As per the source, the IIM-A students has started an RTE Resource Centre (RRC) to help children belonging to disadvantaged backgrounds claim Right to Education (RTE). This initiative also aims to implement the RTE Act fruitfully.

    RRC is set up at IIM-A and currently s being run by students in collaboration with other top institute’s students from National Institute of Design, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad and Gujarat National Law University. These students are looking out to receive help and strong support from general public as well, to make the RTE campaign success in Ahmedabad this year.

    Besides, the central government has also taken initiatives to help the parents of needy students not face any sort of procedural difficulties while completing and submitting the applications of their children. Creating more awareness about RTE among Parents and detailed procedural information among schools is also on priority.

    As directed in the Section 12 of the RTE Act, the 25% of admission seats in private schools starting from class 1 for children from the economically weaker or disadvantaged sections has to be reserved.

    How RRC helps?

    An IVRS number 079 3091 8111 in Ahmedabad has been set up for parents who require help. They can call on the number to obtain detailed information about RTE Section 12. The Student volunteers will communicate with parents to guide them through the process.

    The details regarding the complete admission process can also be availed at RRC's website: www.rterc.in

    RRC shall also set up a helpdesk at the 2 distribution centres in the District Education Office, Memnagar and Government Girl's High School near Raikhad.

    RRC invites dedicated volunteers to help to reach out to communities for carrying out RTE campaign and also to manage the help desk.

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