The Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC), popularly known as Bihar Education Project (BEP)... Read More
  1. Mobilisation for girls’ education, involving community, teachers, NGOs, etc. This is to be a process oriented programme, where community ownership and the basket of components must evolve with local participation.
  2. The block will be the designated as the unit of planning implementation and monitoring.
  3. A basket of components has been provided in the scheme. However, all blocks may not need to take up all activities. The projects should be based on local conditions and need of that block; all strategies and interventions must target all girls in the age group of 6 to 14 years for universal elementary education (UEE).with special focus on girls in difficult situations, namely:
    • Out of school girls; including never enrolled and dropout girls
    • Overage girls , who have not completed elementary education
    • Working girls
    • Girls from marginalized social groups.
    • Girls with low attendance
    • Girls rescued from work, trafficked children, daughters of sex workers,
    displaced girls including girls in disturbed areas and urban settings.
  4. Development of guidelines for incorporating gender concerns in curriculum and pedagogy, development of material including teaching learning material, audio - visuals and other material helping in enriching curriculum and textbooks, development/of supplementary reading materials for girls, including life skills, which would provide the support needed for girls education.
  5. The focus of interventions should be on retention of girls and improvement in quality of learning. Quality of Education to girls implies their improved:
    • Participation in schooling for which reduced dropout rates will be necessary preconditions
    • Completion rates to render the system efficient
    • Transition rates to next level of education
    • Empowerment of girls through participation in learner centered and activity based learning to enhance their knowledge, their self esteem and self-confidence, skills and capacities to equip them for coping with different situations in life, enable them to make informed choices, participate in decision making processes, access resources that will assure them quality of life.
    Detailed action plans for the target group of girls and the specific strategies to be adopted in the block need to be spelt out, with defined and measurable outcomes. The annual work plan and budget (AWP&B) of districts prepared under SSA, should reflect NPEGEL block- specific projects accordingly.
  6. The NPEGEL components should not duplicate any component already provided in the SSA framework. In case of a special project being developed for the block, the unit cost of each component would be finalized by the state level Executive Committee or the State Advisory Council (SAC) of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan .