Training on Human Rights for Scheduled Castes (19th – 23rd January 2016)
To generate awareness on human rights of Scheduled Castes, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra organized training with the support of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur. The objective of the training was to make SCs aware of their rights and entitlements, to generate legal awareness so that they are equipped to fight back injustices, advancing the protection and promotion of rights and entitlements of SC communities, deliberate upon methods at enhancing the current framework of empowerment and creation of an enabling environment for SCs, create/enhance opportunities for multi-stakeholder dialogue targeting solution finding to challenges posed in the protection and promotion of human rights of SCs.
A total of 63 SCs have been trained on human rights and they have acquired knowledge skills on the same. The training has provided a platform for deliberation and exchange of ideas and contributed in the formation of a network of concerned actors/experts for the furtherance of protection of rights of SCs. The training acted as an interface to the target group with concerned actors such as government, civil society, media and provided a platform to the participants to share their grievances and solicit viable solutions. It brought to the forefront issues that they face at the grass-root level, which otherwise are neither heard nor find a place in the policy discourse
Nai Roshini –Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) is empanelled with Ministry of Minority Affairs to conduct Leadership trainings for minority women under Nai Roshni scheme. RLEK last year trained nearly 250 women under this schemes and plans to train 1000 women in this financial year in Dehradun district, under this scheme.
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Established 15 primary and middle schools for the marginalized communities in remotest corners of the hills of Uttarakhand.
Schools- Children Education Program – The seed of education was sown when RLEK began its work amidst the Van Gujjar community. The success of Adult education created the demand for the children education. Very few children belonging to Van Gujjar community were attending formal education. Therefore, there arose a growing demand from the community for children’s education. RLEK has been running formal and non formal schools for the children of rural marginalized and Van Gujjar communities in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. RLEK has currently established 18 primary and middle schools in distant, inaccessible areas of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh so as to cater to the educational needs of tribal, nomadic and rural hill communities in the most backward areas of Tehri, Dehradun and Uttarkashi districts. These schools are based on People Private Partnership mode and are monitored by the women SHGs of the region. Innovative education material has been developed for the children so that they relate it to their own local context.