Seven million children under the age of 14 years in India do not have access to education and approximately 50% of these children drop out before they complete their elementary education

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), which was passed by the Indian parliament ,2009, describes the modalities of the provision of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India , becomming one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010The Act makes education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14 and specifies minimum norms in elementary schools. It requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats to children from poor families (to be reimbursed by the state as part of the public-private partnership plan). It also prohibits all unrecognized schools from practice, and makes provisions for no donation or capitation fees and no interview of the child or parent for admission. The Act also provides that no child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education. There is also a provision for special training of school drop-outs to bring them up to par with students of the same age.

The above is a ideal plan but unfortunately we are far from what should have been reality. statistics show that around 90 percent of schools are either owned or aided by the government in which high percentage of posts of teachers and principles are lying vacant.The figures on other parameters such as drinking water, ramps,kitchens toilets are very disappointing. all these add to the reasons for a high-dropout rate in schools in india. other major reasons for low literacy rates being vast groups of children living in difficult circumstances such as children of long-term patients, women prisoners and sex workers, children with special needs, riot-, militancy- and disaster-affected children, refugee and displaced children, and children in orphanages and homes do not receive early childhood education, considering all the above factors the right to free and compulsory education seems like a far fetched dream.

In rural areas, the report says, children are located in isolated and remote villages, scheduled caste/tribe habitations, settlements of seasonal migrant roadside workers, construction and quarry workers, or in fishing hamlets which makes it difficult and nearly impossible to attend school , and this problem trickles into the Into the urban areas too, they are the children of construction workers, temporary/seasonal workers, rural migrants, etc, living on pavements, in unauthorized settlements or, at best, in small slums.

Having said all the above its still CCT’s dream to be able to lend a hand to any non profit organization who is educating children because it believes only that can bring about a change on a mass scale and therefore help in us turning into a developed nation.