Sarav Shiksha Abhuyan, Sri Muktsar Sahib
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an effort to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. It is a response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country. The SSA program is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children, through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode.
All children complete eight years of elementary schooling by 2010.
Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.
Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage by 2007 and at elementary education level by 2010.
Universal retention by 2010.
Village Education Development Committee (VEDC) is formed in every school and it looks after all the aspects related to the welfare of the school .
The detail of the civil works sanctioned and work completed in shown in the table below:-
School grant & Repair &Maintenance grant has been given to all the schools and the amount has been fully utilized . TLM @ Rs. 500 per teacher has been given to teachers.
ALTERNATIVE AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATION :-
AIE centres support the following broad kinds of strategies.
(a) Setting up of centres in school-less habitations
(b) Interventions for mainstreaming of Ďout of school children Ď.
During the year 2009-10, Rs. 45, 79.050/- has been received under the AIE Component .All the amount has been disbursed to provide ancillary facilities to children as well as centres. 252 AIE Centers are running consisting of 4264 Children. Besides a large no. of children from the existing EGS centres have been mainstreamed.
In January 2010, there were 252 AIE centres and 4264 children were enrolled in them. The progress made by the district is shown in the table presented below: -
Apart from this, the district has upgraded 17 EGS centers into Branch schools. The grant was sanctioned in the year 2006-07, but these New-School buildings have been constructed and are functional in the year 2008-09. 2 teachers have been provided in each of these upgraded schools.2 RBC centres are functioning at Malout and GIdderbaha
Utmost care was also taken of the quality education. Quality is monitored at different intervals and the main aim of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is to provide quality education to all children. Under the Parho Punjab project, all the primary school children are divided into different groups according to their learning level and they are moved to the higher group once they achieve a certain level .This programme has been quite successful in the district .Teachers training have been provided to teachers under Parho Punjab so that they can learn the new methods of teaching. Learning enhancement Programmes (PLEP) were also started and the children were administered tests .In the year 2009-10, 91% of the children have passed the fifth standard examination. This year also utmost efforts are being taken to improve the quality of education of children and get good results.
Under SC education Vocational Education has been started in 100 schools of the district .718 sewing machines worth Rs. 7,18,000 have been provided . A vocational teacher is appointed in each school. The girls will learn tailoring skills apart from formal education which will be an additional advantage for them. In the year 2006-07, vocational education has been started in 30 more schools .In the financial year 2009-10, 8796 girls of 130 schools benefited from this scheme.
Computer Education has been started up in 28 schools in the district in the first phase i.e. year 2005-06.This project has got an overwhelming response from the students and parents alike. The strength in these schools has gone up by tremendously. In the year 2006-07, computer education has been started in 69 more schools in the 2nd phase. In the year 2007-08, computer education has been started in 94 more schools in the 3rd phase Thus only 15 schools are remaining to be covered under computer education. The proposal of remaining 15 schools has been sent to the State Project Office. The ICT project has got a tremendous response and the results of this project are appreciated by all. The total no. of beneficiaries under the computer education is 40703.
CWSN (Children with Special Needs)
As per a recent survey conducted by the District Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, there are 3327 children in the district in need of special help. Special care was also given to the education of the disabled. Medical Camps were organised to give appliances and help to the physically challenged children. The detailed progress under this component is shown in the following tables :-
The benefits provided to CWSN are as follows:-
During the Year 2009-10, 6 Resource Rooms have been set up at 6 E.D. blocks. 6 IERT teachers are appointed in them and 38 IE volunteers have been appointed in them. Home based education has been provided to 221 disabled children .
The medical camps to issue disability certificate were held at block level with the help of chief medical officer. A total of 654 children attended these camps out of which 456 children with 40% or more than 40% disability were identified and the remaining children were identified with less than 40% disability. They have been issued certificates. Apart from this on every Wednesday on the month disability certificates were made. Medical camps were organized in our District to make disability certificates.
Two children namely Waris Sharma & Harpreet Singh participated in painting competition held at GSSS (Boys) Muktsar organized by Child Welfare Council. Both got first prizes. Later on in Zonal competition comprising Districts Muktsar , Moga, Faridkot, Ferozepur & Mansa. These children got first & 2 nd positions they were honouered in Raj Bawan by Honourable Governor S.F. Rodrigues
Special care was also given to the Girls education .Awareness camps were organized for community mobilization and Senstisation. The achievement of outstanding girls was recognized. Besides these exposure visits for 169 government schools (Rs.5000/-per school) have been organised . Stationery worth Rs.50000 has been given to girl students .Martial Arts classes have been completed in 31 schools . The Meena CDís have been given to all schools.
Teacher Training is provided to
1. Teachers of Government Schools
2. VEDC Members
3. Education volunteers appointed in lieu of BRPís
4. AIE Volunteers
During the year 2009-10, 2685 teachers, 210 education volunteers appointed in place of BRPís, 252 AIE volunteers, 2160 VEDC members received training. Training instills in the teachers the requisite skills required to teach the students. DIET gives training to the regular teachers. Resource teachers take utmost care to train the teachers so that they can further use their skills in schools.
FREE TEXT BOOKS
Free text books/ Workbooks and supplementary material was given to all Sc and non SC children from I-VIII classes . Provision of free books provides an additional incentive to the children and it gives them the motivation to go to schools.