Over 58,000 people are voicing their support for India’s children. The children have seven clear demands from our lawmakers. All they want is that in a post-pandemic world, they’re not deprived of education, especially 10 mn girls who are at serious risk of falling behind. Will you stand with them?
Ensure learning continuity through equitable access to teaching-learning materials for vulnerable children with a special focus on girls including the development of low-tech and no-tech solutions.
Ensure psychosocial wellbeing support to combat the impact of COVID-19 for children, parents, caregivers and educational personnel.
Ensure uninterrupted provision of safe and nutritious food for all children (Mid-Day Meal) during the closure of educational facilities.
Ensure dedicated financial support to ensure continuity of learning of children who have lost both or one of their parents due to COVID-19.
Increase in union and state education budgets to ensure that all children have access to quality, inclusive education equitable education and build back equitable, more inclusive and resilient education systems.
Ensure teachers,Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and helpers well-being especially those personally affected by COVID-19, limit their role to teaching/academic work and prioritize their vaccination.
Minimize the use of schools and educational institutions for any public health interventions (including the use of schools for medical use or COVID-19 vaccination centres) to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.