Each day, more than one billion children in the world attend school. Whether they sit in buildings, tents or under trees, ideally they learn, develop and enrich their lives. A year from now, children in Uttar Pradesh will surely be better off when compared to their counterparts in India, at least on parameters of learning.
The reason: UP’s education department has taken a lead among all Indian states by adopting the principle of `child friendly schools (CFS)’ in letter and spirit. The concept note is ready and guidelines to train teachers (known as `Unnayan’) for the job is in final stages.
In fact, the CFS model is based on a simple concept. It assumes that schools should operate in the best interests of children. Educational environment must be safe, healthy and protective, endowed with trained teachers, adequate resources and appropriate physical, emotional and social conditions for learning.
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