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Telangana Government Launches “Standards for Safe Schools”

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Telangana | March | 28, 2018 :: Save the Children in collaboration with the Department of School Education organized a half day consultation to share the best practices and learning from Nagarkurnool and Adilabad districts.

G. Kishan ( I.A.S, Commissioner, Department of School Education and Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan ) presided the consultation. The Commissioner interacted with the Children and District Education officials representing 50 Schools in Nagarkurnool and 50 Schools in Adilabad. The approaches taken for delivering quality learning and safety of children in schools were discussed.

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The Commissioner and Children launched the “Standards for Safe Schools” here in the Commissioner’s office. He stated that a Government Order will be passed in this week directing all the schools both Government and Private in Telangana State to follow the Standard guidelines to ensure safety and quality learning environment to children. The Commissioner encouraged children to report any misconduct and negligence on Mid-Day meal, School Uniform provision and Teachers absence and school related aspects.
Baby Nikhita, Child Champion studying 8th class in ZPSS Ankoli, Adilabad District quoted “I love studying in school but Safety and Enrolment of Girl Children is to be strengthened”
Master Suresh, Child Champion studying 9th class in ZPHS, Lingala, Nagarkurnool District said “This is a good platform for me to meet the state officials. I request the commissioner to allocate adequate sports materials to schools and I want to be a sportsman”
Vikas Gora, General Manager, Save the Children said “Children participation in School Management is very crucial and it nurtures their leadership skills”.
The Standards for Safe Schools highlights the importance of 5 Indicators enabling a safe and quality learning environment to the children. The 5 Indicators are on School Safety, Schools as Zone of Peace, Violence Free School, Swatch School and Cyber Safety.
Assistant Project Director, SSA, District Education officers, Mandal Education Officer, School Head Masters, Child Development Project Officers, Technical experts from SCERT, 6 Child Champions and Save the Children representatives participated.

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