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2) What are the factors that prevent children living on streets from access to education. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

2) What are the factors that prevent children living on streets from access to education. Discuss.(250 words)

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Why this question

Besides having constitutional provisions and having education upto 14 years of age a fundamental right, it is not uncommon to witness children on streets- begging, hawking, roaming aimlessly etc. It is a harsh reality of India which wr cannot deny. We therefore have to look into the reasons behind absence from schools, of children living on the streets.

Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about all the social, economic and institutional factors which prevent children living on streets from access to education, despite the RTE act.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  RTE act and other constitutional provisions related to child education. Also mention the related international conventions and the obligations they cast.

Body

Discuss in points the reasons responsible for preventing children living on streets from accessing school education. E.g lack of financial resources to attend and continue education; lack of financial resources among parents forces the children to work at the young age; negative perception about education being the domain of rich people and useless in real life of the poor people; lack of attention and concern due to broken family or migration or due to lack of time an knowledge on part of the parents; lack of economic and job opportunities after attaining only low levels of education etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.