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Gist of Kurukshetra- Rural Education : Involving Local Communities in Rural Schools-

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    11th Dec, 2019
  • Decentralization in School Management- is the key for fixing and reviving the broken governance system of rural education in India. The role of local bodies and self-help groups becomes most crucial in reviving and improving the quality education in rural areas.
  • While the local bodies like Panchayats, Bolck Development Committees and Zila Panchayats are elected and hence representative bodies of the rural communities, the self-help groups are grassroots initiatives by the local communities to work together and help each other for creating opportunities and opening the avenues for the financial betterment of the member families.
  • Self Help Groups in Education- The SHGs can be used in management and governance of rural schools on pilot basis after giving proper training and capacity building programmes. It will ensure local participation and monitoring in school management.
  • SHGs know local problems and issues and can offer local solutions to rural schools. Also, SHGs can play an important role in managing the mid-day meal in rural schools and in dealing with the rampant problem of teachers’ absenteeism in rural school.

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