INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES :
Development of new methods and techniques has been encouraged to achieve
Quantity and Quality aspects in elementary education under different
activities like ECCE, Girls/SC/ST Education and Computer Education and Rs.
85.75 lakhs was sanctioned for this purpose. Residential camps for girls
were held at the district level. Pictorial charts were developed in the
local dialects of different tribal communities as a programme of SC/ST
Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and pre school learning are the most
important part in improving the environment and participation of Children
in formal school. In this part of life, foundation are laid down for all
round development of motor, sensory, cognitive, language, social and
personalities of a child.
The State Project Office had identified some
new centres at the districts for setting up of new ECCE (AWC) centres at
the places where there are no such centres.
All the BRCs
including District Co-ordinators concerned had been given training
facilities for pre-schooling education.
training of AWC/pre-school teachers in all the Districts except Chandel
District and Imphal East District have been given for improvement of ECCE.
As per norms
of SSA, setting up of Balwadis Centres in uncovered areas is in progress.
In some districts, like Senapati, Bishnupur, etc. such scheme is
implemented in full swing.
In a meeting
of all DPOs, it was discussed at length and resolved to take up necessary
action for the following activities as per guidelines and norms of ECCE
under SSA :
component in ICDS/ECCE centres by need based training of AWC at the
Setting up of Balwadi
Centres in uncovered areas.
programme of community leaders.
Development of materials
including TLM for ECCE related activities.
Development of Database on pre-schooling.
Integrated Education for Disabled (IED):
Assessment Camp has been completed in all 9 districts.
2. Identification of Children with
Special Needs (CWSN) has been completed in all 9 districts and so far 7411
children have been identified for the year 2006.
3. 60 – Primary/upper primary
teachers have been given 3 – month Foundation Course of R.C.I.
Another 20 teachers for the said training programme are underway.
4. A 2-Day orientation programme has
been organized for general school teachers at District level in order to
orient teachers for effective dealing with disabled children.
conducted district level one-day workshop in all 9 districts for Awareness
and Sensitization campaign of IED to BRP/CRP/VEC/ Teachers.
6. Aids and
Appliances have been distributed to 551 children with special needs of 5
hill districts. Further, distribution of aids and appliances to 498
identified Children With Special Needs (CWSN) four valley districts is
7. “World Disabled
Day” on the 3rd December
of every year at the State level is observed.
7. Free Text Book :
Under SSA, there
is a provision of providing free text books for the SC/ST and Girls
Students reading in Classes I - VIII within an upper ceiling of Rs. 150/-
(Rupees one hundred and fifty) only per child/student. So, SSA cannot
provide all the text books with this small amount. In the year, 2005-06 as
many as 2,71,770 SC/ST and Girls Students have been provided free text
books under this scheme.
for Classes I – VIII are published only in Manipuri and English medium
Some tribal organizations desire to publish text books in their tribal
languages but the State Government has no such provision at present. Text
books are distributed a bit late in the year 2005-06 due to law and order
problem in the State.