Digital Education Guarantee Card (DEGC)

The objective of this programme is to build primary and secondary data sources for 1,200 migrant children in and around the Someshwar Sugar Factory near Baramati, Pune with the aid of a local implementation partner. Based on the data collected, need-based plans are created and executed through effective usage of project resources and the funds leveraged from government and private sectors. Policy and administrative-related support for the initiative is given through linkage with the Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and the Primary Education Directorate.

Key highlights of the programme

  • This is a first-of-its-kind pilot project for digital tracking of students who have dropped out of school, ensuring their access to education.
  • Regular monitoring of students using the data tracking application.

Key achievements

  • Close to 2,500 school migrant children have been reached.
  • Around 1,800 children who had dropped out earlier, have been mainstreamed in schools.
  • The Trusts are working towards developing the concept of a migrant-friendly village to facilitate the GPDP planning process in Maharashtra soon.
  • The education department of Maharashtra is forming a task force to address the issues of migrant children across the state.
  • An amount of approximately Rs3 million has been raised from the community towards the same.

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