Gujarat SMCs to educate migrant kids

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Gujarat-based School Management Committees (SMCs) have announced to provide an access to quality education to 6,500 migrant kids from select 680 villages in the State, during its 4th annual convention held recently in Ahmedabad.

SMC was formed under the Government of India’s flagship programme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan — comprising parents, teachers from schools receiving grants from the State Government, and a local authority member.

The primary goal of SMC is to achieve the objectives of Right To Education (RTE). It keeps track of the children enrolment and continued attendance along with monitoring the maintenance of the prescribed norms and standards, check children harassment, denial of admission, etc. It also monitors the identification and enrolment of disabled children and ensures their elementary education.

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Presently, Gujarat SMC has 174,054 physical members out of the set target to train 197,760 members, according to “SMC Training Year ?2016?17 Target And Achievement” report.

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