Bolstering Kashmir’s educational landscape: SED unveils comprehensive plan 

Srinagar: In a transformative move aimed at bolstering Kashmir’s educational landscape and ensuring that no child is left behind, the School Education Department (SED) has unveiled a comprehensive plan to enroll all out-of-school children in formal education programs.

This ambitious initiative, according to the officials, seeks to create a fully educated society by prioritizing access to quality education for every child, regardless of their socio-economic background or geographical location.

“Under this groundbreaking scheme, several major projects have been launched, including the establishment of Migratory Tribal Schools and the implementation of initiatives such as Beti Anmol and Model Schools. The multifaceted approach is designed to address the diverse educational needs of out-of-school children and equip them with the tools necessary for a brighter future,” an official told Precious Kashmir.

He said, “One of the key components of this initiative is the establishment of Migratory Tribal Schools, which specifically caters to children from tribal communities who are often excluded from mainstream education due to their nomadic lifestyle. These schools will be strategically located to accommodate the mobility of these communities, ensuring that children receive uninterrupted education while preserving their cultural heritage.”
“Furthermore, the Beti Anmol initiative seeks to empower girls through education. By providing financial incentives and scholarships to families who enroll their daughters in school and continue their education, this program aims to eliminate gender disparities in education and promote female empowerment. It recognizes that educating girls is not just a social imperative but also a crucial step toward achieving sustainable development,” the official added.
He said, “Model Schools, another integral part of the plan, will serve as benchmarks for quality education. These schools will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, well-trained teachers, and a curriculum designed to foster holistic development. The Model Schools will not only offer a high standard of education but also serve as centers of excellence that other schools can emulate.”

An educationist said, “Education is a fundamental right and a potent tool for socio-economic transformation. By focusing on these marginalized and underserved populations, the initiative of the School Education Department aims to break the cycle of poverty and open doors to a world of opportunities for these children.”

“By addressing the issue of out-of-school children comprehensively, the School Education Department is laying the foundation for a more equitable and prosperous future,” he added.

A social activist said, “Civil society organizations and NGOs should come forward and support this initiative, offering their expertise and resources to ensure its successful implementation. The collaborative effort would demonstrate the collective determination to make education accessible to all and importance of partnerships between the government and civil society in achieving such noble goals.”

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