Let Us Save the School Education of Delhi
स्कूल और कॉलेज की पढ़ाई है बेकार
इसीलिए तो पढ़े-लिखे भी हैं बेरोज़गार
RMN Foundation – which is a humanitarian organization – is working extensively in the education sector, particularly to improve the school education systems.
The campaign is being managed by Rakesh Raman who is a government’s national award winning journalist and social activist. He had been running a free school single-handedly (without any support) to provide modern education to deserving children in a poor colony of Delhi.
Now, because of coronavirus (Covid-19) and lack of financial resources, RMN Foundation school will hold online / virtual classes. He has interacted with hundreds of students and parents to understand the current education system in Delhi schools.
Video of RMN Foundation school students in a practice session for the street play – चमेली की पढ़ाई – which highlights the problems in the current education ecosystem.
Under his NGO RMN Foundation, he is running multiple field campaigns and educational outreach programs with the help of student volunteers who study at RMN Foundation school. He has recently released a research report: “Fault Lines: A Research Report on the Quality of Education in Delhi Schools.”
He also has written academic as well as supplementary education books to provide modern education to children. He has developed a “Constructive Education Framework” for school students to help them compete in the modern knowledge-driven world.
Earlier, he was associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert.
As RMN Foundation does not have any type of financial or other support, it has limited resources. Therefore, in order to carry out its social activities, RMN Foundation seeks your support in the form of donations or volunteership.
Individual Indian donors can help RMN Foundation with their contributions using the following bank details:
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Bank Branch: HL Square, Plot No. 6, Sector 5 (MLU), Dwarka, New Delhi 110 075
Account Number: 025005004368
Account Name: RMN Foundation
Type of Account: Current
IFSC Code: ICIC0000250
Problems in the Current Education System in Delhi Schools
- No relationship between education and employability of students
- Incompetent teachers who do not understand the evolving pedagogy
- Careless and ignorant bureaucrats in the education department
- Exaggerated hype by naive politicians with a focus on votes
- No Return on Investment (RoI) analysis for expenditure on education
- No method to assess the quality of education
Harmful Effects of Poor Education Quality in Schools
- Spoiling the lives and careers of millions of children
- Increasing joblessness resulting in social unrest
- Increasing crimes in schools as well as the city
- Increasing drug addiction among students
- Wastage of huge public money
- Creation of dependent, idle society which survives only on government doles
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The street play – चमेली की पढ़ाई – of RMN Foundation reveals the following 12 facts of the education system in Delhi.
Fact 1: Politicians of all political parties are telling lies about the quality of Delhi school education which is constantly deteriorating.
Fact 2: An unprecedented hype is being created around school education by the current Delhi Government while the government has done nothing to save the decaying education systems.
Fact 3: The focus of the current government is on school-related construction projects such as swimming pools, rooms, etc. because construction work gives huge opportunity to politicians and bureaucrats to swindle public money.
Fact 4: There is no attempt to revamp the syllabuses and books of students.
Fact 5: The quality of school teachers is so bad that they are not even trainable. Government is wasting huge money on teachers’ training.
Fact 6: School teachers are promoting an illegal trade in the form of private tuitions.
Fact 7: Almost all school students even after completing their schooling remain duffers who cannot be trained further to compete in the current job market.
Fact 8: Since school education is totally directionless, college education cannot make students employable.
Fact 9: School of Open Learning (SOL) is a big deception which cannot provide necessary education and skills to students. Only rejected students opt for SOL.
Fact 10: Since parents are clueless about the education necessities, they are being cheated by politicians for electoral advantages.
Fact 11: After spending 12 years on school education, students realize that they have wasted all that time of their life. At that time, all the career avenues are closed for them.
Fact 12: Parents are the worst enemies of their children who are accepting bad education instead of demanding good education from the government.
About Rakesh Raman
Rakesh Raman is a government’s National award-winning journalist and social activist. Besides working at senior editorial positions with India’s leading media companies, he had been writing an edit-page column for The Financial Express, a business newspaper of The Indian Express group.
Nowadays, for the past more than 10 years, he has been running his own global news services on different subjects. He also has formed an environment-protection group called Green Group in Delhi.
He is also running an exclusive community-driven online editorial section under the banner “Clean House” to help the suffering residents of Delhi raise their voice against the growing corruption and injustice in group housing societies where millions of people live.
Earlier, he had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development.
Rakesh Raman’s Work for Children’s Education
Rakesh Raman has written innovative storybooks to educate children in the high-tech area of information and communications technology (ICT) or computers through interesting stories. He also has written a “Multiple Subject Guide for Primary Learning” which teaches different subjects to children who study at the primary level.
He also runs RMN Kids, which is an edutainment (education and entertainment) website for children, their parents, and teachers. It is a global online content property covering diverse topics of contemporary relevance for children of all age groups. He has developed a “Constructive Education Framework” for school students to help them compete in the modern knowledge-driven world. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.