Event: Delivering better education for poor children in India
12 Feb 2013
The Young Lives India team met with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in Hyderabad on 12 February 2013 to present findings from the Young Lives school survey.
The presentation by Dr Vijay Kumar, Delivering better education for poor children, gave an overview of findings about enrolment, school infrastructure, school characteristics and perceptions of children, parents and teachers, plus policy implications. The analysis is based on field work carried out in 248 schools covering 950 Younger Cohort children aged 8.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the Government of India's flagship programme for the achievement of Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE) (as mandated by the 86th amendment to the Constitution of India making free and compulsory education for children aged 6-14 years a fundamental right). SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the entire country and address the needs of 192 million children.
The meeting was attended by thirty-five stakeholders, and chaired by the Andhra Pradesh State Project Director of SSA.
The full agenda for the workshop is available here.
The Young Lives team in Andhra Pradesh works with Save the Children, the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in Hyderabad and Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalam (Women's University) (SPMVV) in Tirupati.
A separate event will take place in Delhi later in February. Check back here to see details of this event as published.