Enabling a Child's Right to Education #haqbantahai
The one who benefit from the funds: Oxfam
About Non- Profits and use of funds
ABOUT Oxfam India
Oxfam India works to address root causes of poverty and inequality. It sees poverty as a problem where people are deprived of opportunities, choices, resources, knowledge and protection. Poverty is something more than mere lack of income, health and education. It is also people's frustration on being excluded from decision-making. While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the guiding framework under which Oxfam India functions, it also derives our mandate from the Constitutional Rights promised to every citizen of the country.
Persistent poverty and inequality is not just a violation of basic human rights of the people but it also undermines economic growth of a nation by wasting talents and human resources. It leads to a skewed society where power and decision-making remains in the hands of a few, leading to greater conflicts and undermining social cohesion. Oxfam seeks to address this through a Rights Based Approach where people are seen as the bearers of civil, political and social and economic rights. At the same time, institutions, both state and non-state, are seen as duty bearers to guarantee and provide those rights to the people. It is also important to underline that without augmenting people's ability to exercise them, the rights would be meaningless.
India still has over 60 lakh children are out of school despite five years since the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into effect. Almost 92% of elementary schools in the country are yet to fully comply with the RTE Act. Moreover, education in India is still marred by gender inequality, where boys are preferred over girls to be sent to schools, and girls are either never sent or sent for a limited period. The 47.78% children who are out of school, estimated by an official survey in 2014, are girls in India. And those who are going to schools have high chances of dropouts. As per available MHRD data, around 50 % girls’ dropout before reaching grade X, the percentage of girl children of schedule caste and schedule tribe is much higher, 56% and 71% respectively.
Oxfam India is working towards increasing access to quality, universal and inclusive elementary education in the mainstream public education system. In particular, reach out to the most marginalised groups like girls, dalits, adivasis and muslims.The focus has been on ensuring the proper implementation of the RTE Act. This has combined working with communities for monitoring the delivery of quality education on the ground, engagement with teachers, elected peoples' representatives and bringing together existing education networks for a synergy of forces. Oxfam India is a founding member of the National RTE Forum, the largest alliance on education in the country constituting civil society organisations and agencies working people's access to quality, universal and inclusive elementary education.
In 2014-15 over 58,037 students benefitted across 379 schools in India through its Right to Education program. Oxfam India’s campaign #haqbantahai aimed at full implementation of the RTE Act, garnered the support of 500,000 people across India.
USE OF FUNDS
Direct project expenses - Rs.3,95,000
Coordination & Administration- Rs.45,000
TOTAL PROGRAM COST: Rs.5,00,000
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