Right to education & child rights

In a country where the population and poverty are the biggest threats, basic education is one attempt to lessen the problem. CWF also consorts a cause to educate the deprived and underprivileged. The RTE (right to education) campaign intends to create a unanimity on the need of education for the slum dwelling children. The effort also endeavours to build a trust that would shape a better future by peoper development of Govt. schools and their structure. The campaign is associated with CRY (child rights & you) and the work is currently concentrated in and around the Peyarabagan slum in Kolkata which comes under ward no 69, 72 and 119 and comprises of more than 40 schools in that locality and has more than 25,000 children. The campaign also focuses on Anti Child Labour issues.

Problems of Peyarabagan Slum:        

  • Rigidity
  • Political Interference
  • School Dropouts
  • Poverty

What we Do?

Right to Education is a Bill passed in 2009 but yet to be implemented. RTE consists of Free Education to the children of 6-14 years. Free Education implies: Free Tuitions, Free Books, Free Uniforms and Free Food. A properly implemented RTE can change lives and subsequently the condition of slum. We try to execute slum development with the help of RTE, targeting to change the future of slum based children.

  • Rapport Building session with Peyarabagan slum.
  • Focus on slum development by reaching out to the children & Re- enrolment of school drop outs.
  • Promoting RTE, the act which has been in place since 2009 with less than 25% implementation.
  • Also conducted.......
  • Mid Day meal Survey
  • Click Photo Rights Exhibition
  • Post Card Campaign
  • Diwali Celebration with children at Peyarabagan