Sisodia launches Mission Buniyaad for children of classes III to IX

 

  • ·         Delhi govt to ensure all children in these classes should be able to read, write & do basic maths in next three months.
  • ·         Mission Buniyaad to cover all govt, MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantt schools
  • ·         Planning for this ambitious campaign had started two months back
     

New Delhi.: The Delhi Government on Wednesday formally launched “Mission Buniyaad Campaign” at the Tyagraj Stadium to ensure that all children of classes III to IX should be able to read, write and do basic maths in next three months.

The event, organised by the SCERT Delhi was led by Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia, and was attended by the senior officials of the Directorate of Education and local bodies apart from the heads of Sarvodaya schools of Delhi Government, Vice principals, Teacher Development Coordinators and Mentor Teachers.
The planning for the campaign had started in mid-February when Mr. Sisodia convened the meeting of the senior officials of the Delhi Government and local bodies to discuss the National Achievement Survey 2017 data released by NCERT.

Concerned over the low learning level of children in classes III, V and VIII, the government decided to launch a three month campaign at the beginning of the academic year 2018-19 itself with the goal that all children in classes III to IX of the schools run by Delhi Government, Municipal Corporations, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment board should be able to read, write and do basic maths operations.

For this campaign, special efforts are being made by the government to reach out to the parents through FM ads, mega Parent Teachers meeting and letter to the parents to convince them to stay back in Delhi for the entire duration of the campaign and send their child to school. During the campaign, every day two-three hours of focussed activities will be conducted by the school teachers with all those students of classes III to IX who cannot read their textbooks or solve basic numerical to strengthen their reading, writing and maths skills. The campaign will continue during May and June as well.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sisodia highlighted the fact that inability of children to read and write fluently is basically a reflection on the failure of the school system. This situation puts children in a seriously disadvantaged situation to acquire further learning. And the unfortunate part is that the school system instead of owning its own failure projects it on children and their parents as if it is they who are at total fault. He exhorted the teachers and officials to reach out to children and their parents through simple and easy to understand messages and ensure that in next three months all children should be able to read, write and do basic maths fluently so that they are on the right track to attain grade appropriate learning outcomes.