The State Government will conduct a ‘Special Education Fortnight’ from July 9 to 21, in Krishna district for achieving cent percent enrolment of children in schools. As many as 12 officers from Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM) will monitor the drive. As part of the programme, officials of RVM are making arrangements for organising the drive in all 50 mandals in the district. The Education Fortnight will focus on physically, mentally and visually challenged children, girl child, health awareness, improving infrastructure in all Government-run schools and the orphans, semi-orphan children, said RVM Project Officer A. Murali Krishna.Speaking to The Hindu on Tuesday the Project Officer that said mandal-level core committees would be formed with Mandal Education Officer (MEO), Assistant Labour Officer (ALO), Mandal Development Officer (MDO), Section Officers and Tehsildars in all mandals.
The core committees would launch enforcement drive and identify out of school fold children and admit them in schools. Artificial limbs, tricycles, callipers and hearing aids would be distributed for needy children.
Inclusive Education Research Centres (IERC) would be opened at Mudinepally, Tiruvuru, Vuyyuru and Kaikaluru and counselling would be provided for mentally retarded children and their parents at the IERCs with trained resource persons. The local public representatives will inaugurate as many as 127 additional class rooms and lay foundation stones for 259 class rooms more. Twelve new schools would be opened under Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan programme, he said.
The Rajiv Vidya Mission Project Officers aid that fresh admissions would be done in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayams (KGBVs) in A. Kondur, Gampalagudem and Reddygudem mandals, and about 35,746 sanitary napkins would be distributed for girl students in schools.
Parents would be given information on Right to Education Act (RTE Act) and awareness programmes would be conducted for students on how to keep the surroundings clean and maintain health hygiene. Separate schools would be opened for urban deprived children in Vijayawada and K. Tadepalli village. On the last day of the programme, text books and school uniforms would be distributed for students. A total of 24 lakh books and 4,15,758 sets of school dresses would be issued for children, said Mr. Murali Krishna.