Sarva shiksha abhiyan ( Hindi)
This episode focuses on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan which is one of the flagship schemes of the government. “SSA has proved a lifeline for children to demand their right to education and fight injustice. SSA has given an opportunity for children to become citizens. The main challenge of SSA is that there still there are many children who are out of school while on the other hand retaining them in school is another major challenge of SSA" says Dr. Shanta Sinha, Chaiperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. "The ASER Report has shown that SSA has been quite successful in several states. Yet at the same time there are many bureaucratic hurdles in its implementation while an urban model on SSA is still not in place. India is one of the fastest growing nation but there is a need for inclusive development. We should all vow to ensure that no child is out of school" says Farida Lambay of Pratham.