Community Mobilization (SSA)

Community Mobilisation Programme

Community Participation is one of the major aspects of development. In Samagra Shiksha each school has School management committee (SMC)/School Development Management Committee(SMDC). These committees have a very important role for implementating and monitoring the progress of schemes at school level. To ensure greater participation of community in school activities, positive attitudinal change and capacity building of SMCs/SMDCs needed. The objective of the entire programme is to establish a strong linkage between the school and community and to develop, sense of community ownership of schools and schooling process.

Structure of the SMC/SDMC

Structure of the SMC (for elementary schools)

Sl No. SMC Members Designation
1 Parents-12 1 President and rest are members
2 HM/I/c-1 Secretary
3 Senior Teacher-1 Member
4 PRIs -1 Member
5 Bal Sansad-1 Member
  Total Members 16

Structure of the SMDC (for secondary schools)

Sl No. SMC Members Designation
1 Parents-4 1 President and rest are members
2 HM/I/c-1 Secretary
3 Senior Teacher (Science, Maths,Social Studies)-3 Member
4 PRIs -2 Member
5 ST/SC Representative -1 Member
6 Representative of Educationally backward Minority community-1 Member
7 Members from SMC/VEC of catchment area-2 Member
8 HM of catchment area's school -2 Member
9 Representative of Welfare Officer/ Medical Officer-1 Member
10 Representative of District Programme Officer (Education)-1 Member
  Total Members 18


Basically to ensure SMC/SMDC as owner of the school, some pragramme has been organized to strengthen them such as –

  1. Regular Monthly Meeting of SMC/SMDC
  2. SMC/SMDC members training. At present this training has been conducted through Training Module SAJHEDARI, which includes
    • RTE
    • Role and Responsibility of SMC/SMDC
    • Gyan-setu, Child Entitlements
    • SMC/SMDC Meetings
    • Grant and their Uses
    • Social Audit
    • School Development Plan
    • Child Rights

SMC/SMDC training has been conducted in cascade mode. At the state-level, an orientation programme for the district-level MTs has been organised and after that these MTs are conduct district level TOTs at their respective districts to facilitate the lower level trainers. Monitoring and Supervision of these trainings has been done by the monitoring and support teams of State, District and Block level and also through e-vidyawahini.

Community Awareness Programme - Community awareness is a process to mobilise people to realise that education is an important aspect of our lives. Parent's positive attitude towards child’s education is important in determining school attendance and academic achievement of the child. Favorable attitude towards schooling and education enhances parental involvement in children’s present and future studies. In order to increase the level of involvement of parents into child’s education and strengthening the School Management Committee some activities have been conducted, such as:-

  1. Vidyalaya Chalen Chalayen Abhiyan: To increase the Enrolment of elementary and enhance the smooth transition to secondary schools state has been organize Enrolment drive. Various programme like orientation programme, meetings of different stakeholders ( parents, teachers, students, PRIs, officials) and different communication strategy has been taken up at state to school level to listing of OoSC/Drop Out children. Through all effort OoSC/Drop Out children getting enrolled in age specific classes.
  2. Mega Parents Teacher Meeting: Student attendance has been consistently low in state. For any of the initiatives of Department of School Education and Literacy to be successful, increased and regular student attendance is critical and for this, schools must engage with parents and guardians much more actively. In order to do this, increase local communities interaction with the school through re-introducing the concept of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) days on a large scale. Where Urging of guardians to have their wards attend school regularly; discussing very low attendance of students specifically, child entitlements etc. a platform has been made for Performances of the children in front of their parents.
  3. Mukhiya Sammelan- To make aware and ensure role of mukhiya in elementary Education a mukhiya sammelan has been organized in all districts.
  4. Media, Recognition and Dissemination Activities: Following activities has been taken under this head :-
    • Creative writings on Education in their respective schools by officials, SMC, Parents, Teachers, NGOs etc- Write up / Case story/ Videos has been collected from every district
    • To motivate the SMC Members to do their best a plan has been made for Award of best SMC in all districts. Create a portal for online training materials and that will act as an online knowledge bank.
    • IEC materials- Banner , Posters, Flash, Message etc. related to above activities will be developed.
    • Samagra Shikshha Abhiyan LOGO