right to education
Lack of education amongst the girls in tea garden areas is the both the cause and effect of underdevelopment. PBET has been addressing this issue from different angles, from socio-economic standpoint to political standpoint. Lack of understanding on importance of education, financial constraints to bear the cost of education, prolonged exploitation by the garden management and lack of political will to develop the tea plantation workers are the major causes of illiteracy in the tea gardens of Assam. Rights to education and importance of education for overall development free and critical thinking will be the major focus on ‘Girl’s Education” programme in the tea garden areas. Our focus is not to create a parallel structure, we want to strengthen the existing structure, develop an active citizenry with holistic approach.
Ms. Bondita Acharya, Director of PBET has been selected as one of the champions of Gulmakai Network. The Gulmakai Network is Malala Fund’s signature initiative, which supports the work of education champions in developing countries. Presently, PBET as a network partner of Gulmakai Network has been working in three tea gardens of Assam Gotoonga Tea Estate of Jorhat, Silcoorie Tea Estate of Cachar and Bisacoopi Tea Estate of Tinsukia Districts on “Girl’s Education”.
Following are the major objective of the “Girl’s Education” programme
- Ensure commitment from the garden management on proper implementation of the provisions of The Assam Plantation Labour Rules, 1956 and the Plantation Labour Act 1951 by 2022 to improve the girl’s education situation in Gottonga Tea Estate of Jorhat, Silcoorie Tea Estate of Cachar and Bisacoopi Tea Estate of Tinsukia districts in terms of education facilities for workers children rules prescribed under section 14 crèches facilities rules prescribed under sub section (3) of section 12.
- Ensure commitment from Government of Assam to give special attention on implementation of provisions of Right to Education Act, 2009 to improve the girls education situation in the tea gardens of Assam by 2022.
factsheet on girl education in India
factsheet on girl education in Assam
Sharing the fact sheet on situation of Girl’s education in India with with Mrs. Semina Yasmin Ara Rahman, Inspector of School (CDC, Silchar)
Sharing the fact sheet on situation of Girl’s education to Mrs. Sima Pyne, Labour officer in presence Pretina Nunisa, Labour Inspector, Cachar on 08/03/19
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advocacy campaign activities for the lok sabha election, 2019
The team of PBET got signature on a “PLEDGE CARD” from the candidates of Lok Sabha election, 2019 seeking commitment to ensure complete implementation of Right to Education Act, 2009 in letter and spirit, extend the RTE Act to include all children from birth to 28 years, reverse declining expenditure to at least 6% of GDP and abolish all forms of child labour up to 18 years
Dr. Rajdeep Roy, candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party for Silchar Constituency for Lok Sabha Election, 2019 is signing the “PLEDGE CARD” on 06.04.19.
Ms. Sushmita Dev candidate of Indian National Congress Party for Silchar Constituency for Lok Sabha Election, 2019 is signing the “PLEDGE CARD” on 06.04.19
Mr. Kanak Gogoi candidate of Comunist Party of India for Nazira Constituency for Lok Sabha Election, 2019 is signing the “PLEDGE CARD” on 08.04.19
Mr. Sushanta Borgohain candidate of Indian National Congress Party of India for Jorhat Constituency for Lok Sabha Election, 2019 is signing the “PLEDGE CARD” on 04.04.19