EDUCATION


The Oju Welfare Association, since its inception, has involved itself in educating the poor and needy as the light of education is most essential for the growth of a Nation. It has gradually spread its wings in a few remote areas of low literacy pockets of Arunachal Pradesh.



2.1 RESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

















Since 1992-93, OWA has been running Residential Primary School in its premises. The numerical strength of the enrolled students in 2011-12 was 160 upto Class V. Apart from active participation in social work, dance, drama, music, drawing & painting, recitation, sports, etc., physical education is an integrated part of education to keep the fitness of body and mind. Nutritious diet is being provided to the students.

Residential Primary School is a scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi in which the beneficiaries are mainly unfortunate orphans, underprivileged ST children from rural and backward areas, children belonging to BPL families and the children who could not get admitted to other educational institutions due to their soaring fee structure that parents/guardians are unable to pay. As most of the Institutions are commercial and avoid admitting drop-out students, the really needy and neglected ones are left out. Therefore, the scheme is being implemented to benefit such children and drop-out students of the State.


2.2 RESIDENTIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

















Residential Secondary School is a scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi in which the beneficiaries are mainly unfortunate orphans, underprivileged ST children from rural and backward areas, children belonging to BPL families and the children who could not get admitted to other educational institutions due to their soaring fee structure that parents/guardians are unable to pay. As most of the Institutions are commercial and avoid admitting drop-out students, the really needy and neglected ones are left out. Therefore, the scheme is being implemented to benefit such children and drop-out students of the State.


OWA has been running Residential Primary School in its premises since 1992-93. The numerical strength of the enrolled students in 2011-12 was 100 from Class VI to Class VIII. The School is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Apart from active participation in social work, parade, dance, drama, music, drawing & painting, recitation, sports, etc., physical education is an integrated part of education to keep the fitness of body and mind. Nutritious diet is being provided to the students. Though the scheme is upto Class VIII only, the enhance in drop-out rate of students was observed and hence, OWA has been providing education to additional 60 students of Class IX and Secondary level.


2.3 KASTURBA GANDHI BALIKA VIDYALAYA (KGBV)

















In 2006-07, KGBV has been set up in Mukto, an educationally backward block in Tawang District, enrolling 100 poor and drop-out girls with the light of education upto Class VIII. Initially, the intake of students was limited to 50; subsequently the number of students enrolled was increased to 100 from 2009-10 onwards. The KGBV has been shifted to Jang in Tawang District due to unavailability of land and space in Mukto. The school academic and hostel buildings are completed.


Apart from active participation in social work, parade, dance, drama, music, drawing & painting, recitation, sports, etc., physical education is an integrated part of education to keep the fitness of body and mind. Uniforms and Nutritious diet are also provided to the students. The scheme is sponsored by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Rajya Mission, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.


2.4 EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX


OWA is running Oju Mission School at Wessang, Seppa in the East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh with the total strength of 129 students during 2010-11. The scheme was initially funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi. However, OWA is currently running the School from its own funds and contributions of the parents. The school provides educational and residential facilities to the ST girls of low literacy pocket of the area. Apart from active participation in social work, parade, dance, drama, music, drawing & painting, recitation, sports, etc., physical education is an integrated part of education to keep the fitness of body and mind. Uniforms and Nutritious diet are also provided to the students.


2.5 ADULT EDUCATION


STATE RESOURCE CENTRE ARUNACHAL PRADESH (SRCAP)


State Resource Centre in Arunachal Pradesh, functioning under the aegis of Oju Welfare Association, is providing academic and technical resource support to the State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA) in implementing the Saakshar Bharat Mission, one of the 18 flagship programme in India. SRC is essential to enhance academic and technical resource support to adult education programmes in the State mainly through the organising training programmes, material development and production, publication, extension activities, innovative projects, research studies and evaluations.

















Functions of the SRC


» Preparation of teaching-learning and training materials for literacy programmes.

» Production/ dissemination (including translation) of literature for adult education.

» Training literacy functionaries.

» Undertaking motivational and environment building activities for adult education.

» Multimedia works.

» Running of field programmes.

» Action research, evaluation and monitoring of literacy projects.

» Undertaking innovative projects to identify future needs of literacy programmes.


2.6 RRRLF CHILDREN’S CORNER


Sponsored by Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, RRRLF Children’s Corner was set up in Oju Mission School, Papu Nallah, Naharlagun in 2007-08. The library is open to the students of the school and other children of the area as well. The library-cum-children’s corner was set up with the objectives, briefly mentioned below.


1. To benefit the children with books on different categories to develop the moral values as well as educational virtues.

2. To support and promote Children’s libraries/children section of general public libraries all over the country.

3. To attract the children to a library for development of reading habit and to equip children with life-long learning and literacy skills, enables them to participate and contribute to the community.


2.7 INTERNSHIPS

















A number of students of reputed Institutes in and outside of Arunachal Pradesh have been provided Internship support by OWA. Some of such Institutes are Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic, Itanagar, Madras Christian College, Chennai, etc. Many more students come for internship and thus the OWA give their best opportunity for their field reality practices now and in the near future.

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