Sikshasandhan Project for Children Educations

Location: Mayurbhanj district, Odisha.
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Anil Pradhan
CRY support since: 2011 – 2012

  • ICDS centres have been regularized along with attendance and retention
  • CDPO has agreed to introduce a bilingual practice book in these centres
  • The Gram Panchayat is giving importance towards ensuring all children are enrolled into pre-school education at ICDS centres

Sikshasandhan since its inception has been working on education. Their intervention has been at both, the grassroot level as well as policy advocacy and implementation level. In context to the RTE Act, the organization has played a pro-active role in implementation of the Act in the state and it is the first organization to have translated the RTE Act in Odia and held discussions with various stakeholders such as the education department, NGOs working on education issues and the teachers association etc. It has also organized consultations after the formulation of state rules on RTE by involving different stakeholders and is working on identifying gaps in the RTE as well as in state rules and towards implementation of the RTE. Sikshasandhan is primarily working in the Ranipokhari Gram Panchayat of Kaptipada block in the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha.