Haryana to implement school nurture policy

PTI Chandigarh | Updated on February 10, 2013

For creation of a pool of partners committed to strengthen the education sector, the Haryana Education Department intends to implement School Nurture Policy, Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said today.

Bhukkal said the state has 16,000 government primary and high schools catering to the educational needs of about 26 lakh children who are mostly from the low and middle strata of the society.

The state government was committed to ensure free, compulsory and quality education for all children in the age group of 6-14 years, she said in a release.

The Minister said that as a nurturer one needs to choose a school from the list.

“In case one desires to donate any item one has to file an application. In case one wants to adopt a school for all round development or for any specific capacity building and training intervention within a school one has to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department,” she said.

She said there was ample scope for intervention based on the needs of schools, children, the kind of education required and local issues.

“Quality education is the deciding factor in all aspects of this programme. However, as an entry point, the Department has listed various possible interventions like capacity building and trainings, teaching and learning related activities and supportive and construction activities for class rooms, drinking water facility, sanitation and play ground. Apart from this, vocational education and science education are other such interventions,” she said.

Bhukkal said that a donor can choose the school and the kind of donation that one wants to make.

Published on February 10, 2013

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