Education

Education is one of the first and foremost stepping stones in nation building. India is committed to providing free and compulsory education to all children. With this objective, Indian Parliament has enacted a legislation making free and compulsory education a Right of every child in the age group 6-14 years which has come into force from 1st April, 2010. The ‘Right to Education’ enacted by the Government of India aims at the ultimate target of ensuring universalisation of education of all children aged 6-14 years by making the provision of free and compulsory education for this age group. The wide ranging benefits of elementary education from contribution to economic growth, overcoming economic and social inequalities, empowerment, reduction of population growth and fertility to child health via mother’s schooling has weighed heavily in the evolution of a consensual view of elementary education as a fundamental right.

SADHANA strongly believes that Education empowers an individual to learn, think and act accordingly which also ensures his livelihood, improves one’s understanding of social behaviours, understanding what is right and wrong, and in the process evolve as a better person in the society .

SADHANA has been espousing the cause of education from its inception. Educational initiatives include Non Formal and Formal Education. Sadhana works for education for needy children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, child marriages, out-of-school children, orphan and vulnerable children, street and runaway children, children with disabilities and children dwelling in slums. Special emphasis is given on girl child education and women education, so that their families get empowered.

ILO-SADHANA BRIDGE SCHOOLS


Karnataka Child Labour Project of International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a pilot project looking at child labour in a comprehensive way in Chamarajanagar District in Karnataka. SADHANA has started three-Bridge Schools in Chamarajanagar taluk. SADHANA has been focusing on the following strategies:
•    Prevention of child labour and economic exploitation of adolescents
•    Planned removal of children from work through alternative education
•    Strengthening of community education and action committees to support project activities for children and adolescent like awareness rising and education
•    Formation of Child Help Groups to develop linkages with grass root institutions for the sustainability.
•    Self Help Groups of Mothers of Child Laborers

SADHANA in collaboration with International Labour organisation [ILO] have successfully run bridge schools in difficult and tribal areas. Child Labourers have been rehabilitated in the Bridge Schools and further mainstreamed into the society. Non formal education centres and evening learning centres have been established in more than 40 villages in the implementation areas.

SADHANA is running a special campaign in Chamarajnagar on child marriages among few communities. This campaign includes special awareness drives in school, colleges, youth and village leaders training and advocacy by involving religious heads.

Adult literacy is given special focus our shg meeting will work as adult education points. The local volunteers will orient and make the shg members read and write and continues follow up is done through their children’s and volunteers.

CHILD HELP LINE


Sadhana is implementing Child Help Line in Yelandur taluk of Chamarajnagar District in collaboration with Child Line India, a national-level organization.

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SADHANA is the brainchild of inexhaustible perseverance of a strong team of young and dynamic professionals from Social Work background, who occupy the key positions of management and administrative positions. Established in November 2001.

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