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no voice!

Today i went to govt. primary school and it was such a amazing experience for me to meet the childrens. They begun to talk about me , who i am ? and so so so....

Everything looked great......All is not same as we see..

I came to know that govt provide Mid Day meal to theses childrens and they do not need to pay for their education because govt pay for this.

It looks nice and Great!

but the Truth is not same Bad luckkk...

The head Teacher take money at all level from these parents of these children. if they have good number in result they will pay 100 repuees to get their mark sheets. if new children wants admission so they need to pay 50 rupees per admission. govt provide free books for these children but teachers sell these books and get money .No mid meal cooked for the childrens but the official register says they are serving mid day meal regularly. govt provide finance to build toilets in school specially for girls there is a old historic toilet that do not work . so 14 years old girls go to in fields.. then BIG ISSUES ARISES.. but who see this .. where these should go for complain???? .. who will say to these childrens that you have rights????? .....................................

Comments

Can you lead the families to have a voice within the government structure? What is happening to these children and their families is unfortunate, and a form of bullying. The only way to stop bullying is by holding the bully accountable. A group of parents, working together, could accomplish this.

We have similar issues in Mexico, especially with the police. See if you can alter the strategy I use when the police attempt to bribe me. When I am pulled over, I take out my cell phone which has a camera. My purse is always concealed, but I keep the smallest denomination in my glove box. When the officers come to the car, the each take a side by the front windows. One plays the mean office while the other jokes. Of course the point is to distract me, so I do not know which way to look. I look straight ahead at my phone, that I have placed on my dashboard.

The Mexican government overtly discourages these bribes, but covertly assist by ignoring complaints. In our case, we are one car at a time. In your case, you are many families. Anyway, my next step is to provide a copy, in Spanish, of the governments position on bribes. I had this letter over with my other documents. I also avoid speaking Spanish, instead acting as if I don't know what they want. If they threaten to take me to jail, I agree. They won't because what they want is my money. If they are detaining me beyond 30 minutes, I rummage through my glove compartment and "find" the hidden money. In 12 years, I have been stopped four times, and have only given money once. Most of the time, standing my ground has worked in my favor.

I wish you much luck. Don't have a broken heart, as those who open their eyes the widest, have the courage to make lasting change.
Benne'

Benné Rockett

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