PROJECT – ADHYAYAN
What is adhyayan?
Its common knowledge Desire works towards developing and encouraging education among the less advantaged sections of the society. Right To Education Act is what we work on.
However it is a vast as well as unique act covering the entirety of which would be difficult as well as inconvenient. So we decided our project on a particularly neglected section of the act and its the section 12(1)(c).Section 12(1)(c) of Right to free and Compulsory Education states that “(private schools) shall admit in class 1 (or pre-primary), to the extent of at least twenty-five per cent of the strength of that class children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in the neighborhood and provide free and compulsory education till its completion.” However, like many laws that are enacted in the interest of the marginalized, there’s limited knowledge about this act. And that’s what Project Adhyayan is about, it is our attempt at making these marginalized under privileged families aware of and encourage them to avail this opportunity. Till now we have done surveys in various slums in and around Bhubaneswar and also in various colleges like IIT BHU(U. P), KIIT, ORISSA ,BIT MESRA etc and submitted a report to IIM-A RTE Resource center.
With a zest to free the caged minds of young children into the realm of knowledge and education, Adhyayan is our first step.