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Mira ( third from left in uniform) with her school friends
Mira is an 11-year-old girl. The school she goes to had been very poorly maintained. Her classroom had no roof. In summers, she and her classmates had to sit directly under the sun, and it would become too hot. During monsoons, the classroom would be filled with water and the classes were stopped.
During a survey conducted by ActionAid and our partner, we came to know about the poor facilities provided at Mira’s school including the broken roof, water tanks and toilets. After the survey, the roof on the Mira’s classroom was repaired along with toilets and water tanks. Now, none of their classes are interrupted due to rains or summer.
Furthermore, the community came together and wrote a letter to the Block Education Officer (BEO) regarding the infrastructure requirements in the school. After proper verification, the BEO released the grant to repair the entire school infrastructure.
Your support enables us to orient vulnerable communities on children’s right to quality education, the need for schools to have proper infrastructure and the community’s role in ensuring that quality education is provided to children. Please donate and support our initiative to help ensure children can access quality education.
Act for Children
Act for Children is an initiative by ActionAid India to ensure children in marginalised and vulnerable communities have access to their basic rights especially education, healthcare and protection. The initiative is aimed at creating an enabling environment for children so they may enjoy a childhood all children deserves.
ActionAid India works with grassroots allies to address issues related to the protection, nutrition and education of children, while supporting rescue and rehabilitation of children who are victims of crime. We work to empower communities to remain vigilant against the risk of child sexual abuse, child trafficking, child marriage and child labour while facilitating shelter, counselling and education support.
What children face
- 6 million children between 6 – 13 years are still out of the school system.
- 10.1 million children aged 5 -14 are engaged in child labour.
- 47 million students drop out of school by the 10th standard.
- 290 children become victims of crime every day.
- 1,05,785 crimes against children were reported in 2016.
- 38% of children under five in India are stunted.
- 21% of children are severely underweight.
- At 39 deaths per 1000 live births, India’s under-5 mortality rate is poorer than Nepal and Bangladesh.