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The Nutrition status of the children in the Tiruvallur District is worse than the Tamil Nadu State average due its poverty, under development, unemployment and cultural beliefs & taboos.

Description Tiruvallur District Tamil Nadu State
Household poverty * % 37.4 51.13
Literacy Rate % 84 80

Note: Source- National Family Health Survey – 4 (2015 – 2016)
* Source- Tiruvallur District Human Development Report 2017 (data 2013 – 14)

Majority of the schools highly inadequate in terms of basic water/ sanitation facilities, adequate class rooms, libraries, teaching Learning materials technological equipment, compound walls, playground, subject specialists, quality of learning process and poor transportation. Relationship between parents and teachers, child friendly environment is lacking in schools. These are the main reasons for poor enrolment, retention and continuation of education in the government schools. This leads to children dropping out of schools and push towards child labour, child/ forced marriage, and unemployment issues.

Description Tiruvallur District Tamil Nadu State
Women who are Literate % 75.6 72.9
Women with 10 or more years of schooling % 41.7 42.9
Women who married before the age of 18 years (child marriages) are currently in the age group of 20 to 24 years %

Source: National Family Health Survey 2015-16
29.1 18.9

After completion of 10th grade, children choose courses during 11th / 12th grade without proper career guidance. They face challenges in pursuing higher education due to failing in one or more subjects or passed out by scoring required marks. They are unable to access employment opportunities due to lack of employable skills. Ultimately, they become unskilled / unemployed and, often get into drug addiction/ anti- social activities. Girls in particular are married at a very young age once they drop out. Women who married before the age of 18 years (child marriages) are currently in the age group of 20 to 24 years constitute 33. 1 %

In order to address root causes of barriers related to education and improve the , Inclusive quality education, learning outcome of children , promote child friendly environment / safe schools IRCDS is engaged with Educational Department/ schools , District Child Protection Unit and Dept.of Rural Development, NGO partners , PTAs/ School Management committees and communities.

Our approach:

Enable children in Government schools to attain grade appropriate skills and create pathways to productive careers.

How we are doing?

  • Enroll and retain children in preschools and schools
  • Enable learning in innovative pathways
  • Empower students through career pathways

Our activities :

  • Multi-Dimensional Learning space in Government Schools :Our MDLS program transforms schools into learning       spaces that create capable and confident students by equipping teachers with purpose built tools (hands on/experiential science kits, digital content) and techniques to increase student learning and classroom engagement.
  • Inclusive Quality Education in Safe schools (IQEsS)
  • Child friendly libraries
  • Creative Learning centres (after school program) in the communities
  • Improvement ofEducationalEnvironment andEducationalOpportunities
  • Career guidance, scholrship and Mentoring support
  • Capacity building of School teachers, School Management Commitee/ PTA members
  • Ensuring the education of children of migrant brick kiln workers
  • Summer camps for migrant brick kiln children