Right to Education

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Tribal and dalit children, especially girl children, are not enjoying their education rights properly. They are discriminated in schools as a result of which dropout rate of tribal and dalit children is high.

Dharti focuses on tribal and dalit children through two-pronged strategy:

1. Promoting quality education for children with special focus on tribal, dalit and girl children

This includes:

  • Encouraging teachers for better performance in favour of tribal, dalits and girl children
  • Strengthening government schools and inculcating accountability among them

2. Ensuring and protecting child rights through strengthening of Bal Adhikar Manch (Child Rights Forum).

  • Identification of child labour cases and taking appropriate measures against it


As a result of the organisation's efforts an increase is visible in the rate of the enrolment and retention rate among tribal, dalit and girls children. A large number of girls who had dropped out from the schools have been mainstreamed into formal schools.

Village education and school management committees have become functional and operational. Schools are now exploitation, discrimination free and gender friendly school.

Quality education has been ensured for the children from the poorest and marginalised groups.

Stories from the Field

Water to Power


The case discusses about an intervention that was initiated in a stratified society where caste based discrimination had been the order. The discrimination against a certain segment was ...


Water at Doorstep

Muslim Vasti hamlet, once a village without water, now has each and every household connected through new hand pump with regular safe drinking water available. Today women of the village do not spend ...


Approach to Full Sanitation

Young Sarpanch of Goat Panchayat believes in development of the village. After realising the importance of toilet and its use, he tried to imbibe this understanding among others in the village. For ...


If There is a Will There is a Way

This is the story of one section of the society which remained most under developed, deprived, discriminated and humiliated since ages. The intervention of Dharti inspired them to fight against this ...