Access to Quality Education
voucher programme launched in Delhi !
school voucher programme was launched in New Delhi
to demonstrate to the government, the impact of voucher
system of education in India. The programme is also an
attempt to gauge and present to the government, the demand
among the citizens for this kind of education funding.
Through mobile vans playing songs and radio jingles, the
message of school choice is being taken to over 2.5 million
people in four low-income group dominated districts of
Delhi. Pressure-groups are gaining ground across the city.
Elected representatives specially the newly elected
councilors are being briefed about
Volunteers are distributing voucher application forms to
each household. The filled-in application forms will be
collected, of which 400 recipients of the school vouchers
will be selected through a public lottery system.
Govt should fund students, not schools The Hindu
support to the Delhi school voucher programme
400 children from government schools are to be provided
vouchers to help them have access to better schools. You can
join the campaign by sponsoring a child by funding a
voucher. To know how, contact Rajshri at
A full house at the Press
Club during launch of
Delhi voucher programme
A better school for my child
too - Delhizens demand vouchers
reaches Bihar, Jharkhand
Mr. Harivansh, the chief editor
of Prabhat Khabar and Dr. V P Sharan, Head of Department,
Political Science, St Xavier's College, Ranchi are
ambassadors of the School Choice Campaign in Jharkhand .
The campaign is on full swing in Garhwa, Snthal Pargana,
Chibasa and Ranchi. Support has been assured by Ex-CM
Babulal Marandi and two local MLAs who were briefed about
the campaign. 786 people have already signed letters to
their Minister in support for the School Choice Campaign.
Talks have begun with the parents and panchayat members of
the villages of Sarsi, Champawati, Bhawanipur in Bihar.
Representative committees have have already been set up and
the the response has been very enthusiastic.
School Choice reaches
villagers in Purnia, Bihar
Prof James Tooley joins CCS Education team
Tooley, Director, E.G. West Centre in UK is now
Senior Research Fellow with CCS. Prof. Tooley has worked
extensively on nature and extent of private education
serving low income families in Asia and Africa.
Prof James Tooley
Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Governance
citizens too can plan their city
The Government has ruled out the involvement of citizens in
the creation of Delhi City Development Plan under the
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. A
conference was held on 16 March to highlight this
issue. Prominent speakers included Mr. Vijay Jolly, MLA,
Saket; Late Mr. V C Tandon, President, Delhi RWA Joint
Front; Dr. Shreekant Gupta, former Director, National
Institute of Urban Affair and Professor, Delhi School of
Economics; Mr. Promod Chawla, Convenor, URJA Bharat 2000;
Ms. Kalyani Menon Sen, Jagori and Ms. Alpana Kishore,
Convenor of New Delhi People's Alliance.
New Leaders by Awakening Youth
youth of their right, in good humour
A street play on Right to Information was conducted at the
prestigious Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology by
Prabodh - a group of CCS seminar graduates in Delhi. The
skit named "Gabbar Singh files an RTI" left people in
splits, nevertheless educating them about the process of
filing an RTI .
Freedom spreads to Kolkota, Chandigarh
Graduates of CCS
seminars continue to gather together in various parts of the
country to spread the message of freedom. The latest to join
the force are the Friends of Freedom (FOF) groups that have
sprung up in Kolkota and Chandigarh. The groups have begun
by spreading the message of livelihood freedom by organizing
screenings and workshops of
films in their respective cities.
FOF Ranchi also organised a workshop to train over 40 youth
who volunteered to work for the CCS School Choice
Campaign.To know more about our graduate programs,
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