Bihar Lok Adhikar Manch for Right to Education

Location: 20 districts of the state of Bihar
Nature of Initiative: Network / Alliance
Project holder: Mr. Avay Kumar Akela
CRY support since: 2003 – 2004

  • The team shared researched facts & opinions with the local administration and VSS member
  • The community is now aware on the ill effects child marriage and its legal provisions
  • They have been consistently working on the issue of universalization and improving the infrastructure of the ICDS centers

The organisation has established its identity and visibility in the state as the child rights organization with support from CRY. It has been focusing on the implementation of RTE Act; ICDS services universalization and responses to critical needs/issues of children. Last year it successfully worked on implementation of RTE Act at state level, district level, block level with diverse stakeholders including the community members and service providers. It utilized the study that it conducted on RTE implementation in 2012 for advocacy at district and state level. It also conducted a cohort study on access and quality of ICDS and carried out campaign on ICDS strengthening and NRC decentralization processes.