The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009. This describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 to 14 years in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. This Act was further amended on 10th January 2019.
To address the same, BJUP under School Improvement Program (SIP) under CEP in the selected educational clusters of Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand and Nawada district of Bihar is getting implemented by local organizations. The SIP refers to a holistic program where it seeks to improve the overall functioning of school thus leading to improved and inclusive learning amongst children. The aspects of school Improvement Program include school management, school environment, Classroom process- learning opportunities and community engagement. The work is undergoing in villages where families of children are depended on MICA or Dhibra collections for their livelihoods as these children face multiple challenges due to social and economic reasons of the families. BJUP and partner organizations are intervening to enhance income of families, so that retention of school going children is ensured and they receive quality education. Similar efforts are put in couple of more districts of Bihar including Biharsharif.