National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level

NPEGEL is the programme for education of under privileged/ disadvantaged girls from class I-VIII. The  Tousem block, Tamenglong District of Manipur has been identified as Education Backward block(EBB) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,  Government of India. Accordingly, out of eight clusters, Schools of three clusters are selected for Cluster Model Girls School as the first phase of the programme by the District Board of Education, Tamenglong District during 2006-07. As there is no land record for the schools, acquisition of land is required. There is no land revenue system in the hill districts of Manipur, only the Village chief is the authority to give consent in this regard. Meetings were held with the Village chiefs and District board of Education Tamenglong. Awareness programmes, campaign and residential educational camps were organized by the District/ State SSA functionaries. Consequently, The Village Chief donated the required land for the Cluster Model Girls Schools of the following Villages and the officials procedures are also completed only on 24th March 2007 and fund released(40%) of the sanctioned amount by the G.O.I. to the District for implementation of NPEGEL.

      Summer coaching camps will be held for girl child in the respective clusters in the month of may 2007 with vocational courses. Awareness programmes, meetings with villager regarding SSA implementation and its uses in the development of the community are held.

The remaining five clusters are under process for land requisition for opening of Cluster Model Girls Schools in the following cluster centres. and trying at the best level to organized the required activities to achieve the target.  

1.      Azuram CRC

2.      Enem CRC

3.      Phaitol CRC

4.      Aben CRC

5.      New Kaiphundai CRC.

As  per census of 2001 the literacy gap between  male and female is about 20% in all districts of Manipur irrespective of hills and valleys. It seems that the status of all community in Manipur is not so different as that of other part of India. However, due to poor road connectivity and communication hindrance the development in the interior part of the districts. Classification is everywhere among the privileged and underprivileged. So the focus groups are the children of poor and underprivileged families irrespective of SC, ST, OBC, Minority and general. Special activities are to be made in accordance with the requirement of the affected locality.

A Block level Model Girls Schools for every Districts of Manipur is proposed for the achievement of SSA target. The following activities are proposed.

1. Development of teaching learning materials.

2. Training of the school teachers in self development and using of TLM/TLE.

3. Short term vocational based training course for teachers and students.

4. Sports, painting and cultural activities.

5. Educational programmes like news and story reading, quiz, essay writing etc.

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