Children from deprived, dispossessed communities and their development on the front of education, nutrition and access to a protected environment are at the centre of every initiative that ActionAid India supports.
As part of our attempts to improve the overall situation of education in India, we were part of a nation-wide study on the status of Right to Education Act, covering 1,100 schools. The findings of the study and recommendations were shared with a wider constituency of civil society and government for future course of action. Similar initiatives were also held to address and improve the conditions of street children. On the ground, our teams monitor schools for proper functioning, ensure enrolment of children in school and facilitate scholarships for higher education to children.
Nine-year-old Sandhya, a class 5th student at the Panchayat Union Primary School, wants to become an IAS officer. Her school is in Nemmeli Village in Tamil Nadu, where ActionAid began its intervention soon after the massive Tsunami of 2004. We are proud to say that every child in Nemmeli village attends school.