Delhi govt invites proposals for training school dropouts
NEW DELHI: In bid to curb dropouts in Delhi government schools, the government has invited proposals from NGOs and corporates to run special training centres for out-of-school children and dropouts to prepare them for age-appropriate mainstream education.
The funding for these children (in the age group of 6 to 14 years) will be provided under the Universal Elementary Education Mission's (UEEM) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
"Interested NGOs and corporates can submit their applications to the Education department by April 28, following which visits will be made to the existing facilities to gauge their proficiency," a senior official of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said.
"All the proposals received will be checked by the screening committee on the basis of credibility, capability and documents. The recommended proposals will be placed before the competent authority and the grant-in aid committee for further approval," the official added.