Despite a constitutional framework for universal basic education, quality schooling for rural youth from disadvantaged backgrounds remains elusive for many in rural India. Vidhayak Sansad was founded in 1979 to secure the basic rights of vulnerable communities, and has focused on the right to education since 1995. Vidhayak Sansad takes a multi-pronged approach to reducing social, economic and cultural barriers to quality education by running schools for migrant and tribal children, working with government institutions to improve the quality of education, and promoting leadership development among indigenous populations.
EMpower’s sixth grant to Vidhayak Sansad continues to support its work to improve access to education and ensure quality and accountability in government-run schools, through itsits extensive community based network of play and study centers, children’s rights organization chapters, and educational committees. In this grant, an increased number of tribal girls will get education through its residential school.
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Year Established: 1979