How to make our schools safer?
06Dec 2017

How to make our schools safer?

Much attention in the preceding years has gone on the issue of declining learning outcomes in children. A range of solutions have been offered including stronger academic standards, regular testing and training of teachers. Quality of education, however cannot be insured unless schools become safe and a welcoming place for children to learn and thrive. Some social groups are more vulnerable than others; Scheduled caste children face multiple forms of discrimination, violence and exclusion. Of the 60 million child labourers in India, 40% come from Dalit families alone. The last survey by the government (2007) on child abuse revealed nearly 70% children faced physical abuse and about 50% were sexually abused.