CRC Network of India
Welcome to the country page of the CRC Network of India! Here you will find information about our history, our Change Agents and how we have worked and still are working with implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and more- all in the best interest of all children. India has made remarkable progress in the field of education since independence. It has made progress in terms of increasing the primary education attendance rate and expanding literacy. The Child Rights Program is focusing Kerala, one of the 28 states in India, in southwest. The implementation of CRC in education, learning and teaching has been monitored by participants or Change Agents from local school level and teacher trainers at the district level.
Kerala CRC network evolved, in this context, and has been able to do a notable work in the field of Child Rights in the state. India had 33 change agents in 11 batches in this ITP-program on Child Rights in Education.
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The Government of Kerala has established the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) in April 2013, which is responsible for the protection of child rights in Kerala under the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2012. A multidimensional learning center was established at a tribal hamlet within the catchments area of the school. The activities carried out at this center were complementary to the learning achievement of the target group. The success of this center motivated the LSG authorities and they extended to 16 other such hamlets. After the implementation of the project the school has been elevated to the status of a center of excellence. Local people, people from other districts and states started to visit the school. The fame of the school also attracted international academics and universities such as Malmö University in Sweden and international organizations such as UNESCO and they paid visit to the school. The qualitative inputs originated from this comprehensive education project became an impetus to other academic institutions.
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The state has achieved a human development index comparable to developed countries. The society attaches much importance to education after its formation since 1956. The people of the state and the administration are receptive to new ideas. Kerala CRC network evolved, in this context, and has been able to do a notable work in the field of Child Rights in the state. Kerala's achievement in social development and quality of life is inspiring and encouraging.
Reflecting on the CRC changes in practice and policy in Kerala was found as a one of the most important achievements within Kerala. CRC network with the change agents active over more than 10 years was of the great importance for successes and possible sustainability regarding CRC in Education. The challenges is the difficulty in coordinating various departments dealing with issues of children is another challenge. The problems in shifting traditional approaches to an activity based participatory approach still exist.
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