Educational project for children of migrant workers in Ernakulam hits a roadblock
1,250 college students in courses 1 to 7 in 40 faculties benefited from Roshni project the earlier 12 months
The much-appreciated ‘Roshni’ project for academic upliftment of children of migrant workers in Ernakulam has hit a roadblock.
Forty schooling volunteers, who stay the spine of the project, haven’t obtained their month-to-month wage of ₹10,000 every from November final to March this 12 months.
About 1,250 migrant children enrolled in courses 1 to 7 throughout 40 authorities and aided faculties in the district had benefited from the programme amidst the pandemic state of affairs in the earlier tutorial 12 months.
The revolutionary project was launched by the Ernakulam district administration in 2017 utilizing the company social accountability fund made out there by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. The Roshni project had discovered point out in the Governor’s coverage tackle final 12 months. The authorities had acknowledged that it will be prolonged throughout the State.
“About 20 lakh is required to clear the salary arrears of the 40 educational volunteers since November 2020. We had provided their salary for the first five months of the previous academic year using the balance fund available from the academic year 2019-20,” based on the individuals related to the programme.
“A revised project proposal incorporating the audio-visual components in the online mode was submitted before the district administration in August last. The bills and vouchers of the expenses incurred up to March this year were also forwarded to the District Collector for approval in April,” stated officers on the Office of the Deputy Director of Education, Ernakulam.
In native languages
The heads of the faculties partnering in the programme had sought the assistance of the academic volunteers to work together with the migrant children in their respective native languages after the web classes started on June 1. However, the skilled volunteers haven’t but come on board formally in view of the doubts over the destiny of the project. They have been instrumental in creating interactive and adaptive on-line modules after watching the courses aired on Victers channel final 12 months.
Senior officers of the district administration stated that the project was initially envisaged in the offline bodily mode of instruction and the sponsoring businesses had expressed doubts over how it will be applied on-line. The launch of funds might be achieved solely after due certification from the Deputy Director of Education, Ernakulam, who can also be the nodal officer for the Roshni project, they stated.