The scheme warrants sensitising teachers and students to the provisions of the Act at the level of each block through a 30-member team of volunteers.

Volunteers associated with Siksha Ka Haq Abhiyan, a nation-wide campaign to spread information about the Right to Education Act 2009 undertaken under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, were trained on the methodologies to ensure proper implementation of the Act, at Corporation Middle School, Woraiyur, on Friday.

The scheme warrants sensitising teachers and students to the provisions of the Act at the level of each block through a 30-member team of volunteers. The team must consist of five block resource teachers, four NSS student volunteers, four school teachers, including two to three NSS Coordinators, three retired teachers, three parents, three NGO representatives, three SHG members, and three students and one teacher of District Institute of Education and Training.

According to S.Sivakumar, Senior Lecturer at DIET, and one of the participants, the resource persons who recently underwent training at Chennai oriented participants on several aspects of RTE, significance of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, and the government’s welfare schemes for school children.

The 30-member team was asked to fan out to schools in groups of three and cover institutions of all categories: government, government aided and self-financed primary, upper primary, high, and higher secondary schools. They were informed that the exercise to monitor and scrutinise schools in order to confirm their adherence to RTE requirements must be completed by August 15, 2012. A book detailing the various provisions of RTE Act, and the relevant forms to be filled-in by schools were distributed to the participants. They were advised to visit schools on all working days. The campaign requires volunteer teams to involve school heads, school committee, and village education committees in the exercise.