Education

Overall Goal of Education Sector

100% enrolment and retention of rural students especially girls upto secondary level.

Rural Students belonging to marginalized sections to have the opportunity for higher studies which enhances their chances of seeking good executive and professional positions and also helps them to achieve equality.

Forty years ago dalits, tribes and poor communities thought education was not for them but only for the higher castes. Enrolment in primary school was very low, less than 10% for boys and not even 5% for girls. For 25 years WDT concentrated on imparting awareness about the value and necessity of education in the process of their development and now people believe that ‘education is one of our inalienable rights’.

  •  8,058 eligible students (4,192 boys and 3,866 girls) enrolled into I Class in Local Government Primary Schools registering enrolment rate of 98% during the academic year 2011-12.
  • 97% of eligible students joined high school after completing their primary education during the academic year 2011-12. The number of girls who got enrolled into class VI (5,322) is higher than the boys (4,980).
  • 2,022 girls have been pursuing their education in Government Residential High Schools as against 2695 boys during the academic year 2011-12.
  • As many as 2,894 girls hailing from villages not having any transport facilities received bicycles up to the end of 2011 with a view to facilitating them to continue their high school education.
  • 420 school dropout girls were enrolled into Residential Special Training Centres of government run by WDT during 2011-12 and of them 411 were streamlined in government schools while 9 are still undergoing training at these centres.
  • 2,527 students were given educational grants during the academic year 2011-12 to pursue their technical/higher/professional courses such as engineering, polytechnic, medicine and nursing.