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Sikshasandhan has laid emphasis on innovating alternative modes of education to fill the gaps in the educational system and on makingthese available to the deprived sections of society.

We invite scholars, research students and interns to visit Sikshasandhans office in Bhubaneswar and to our field office at Kaptipada block of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Sikshasandhan is now implementing a field project to strengthen elementary education in Kaptipada block, one of the most underdeveloped and inaccessible tribal dominated areas of Mayurbhanj district. Sikshasandhan works with 60 Government schools and ICDS centres with 10 thousand children of tribal communities. It has been innovating methods, materials and approaches of education for children of tribal communities. The activities planned under this project have been structured in view of the Right to Education Act. Sikshasandhan needs funding for expanding its activities.

Sikshasandhan is also now involved in state-level advocacy on Right to Education Act. Support from funding agencies is required to strengthen its activities The Member-Secretary, Sikshasandhan is the Convener of Odisha RTE Forum which is a state-level alliance of Civil Society Organisations, teachers, community, intellectuals and educationists for Right to Education. Interested organisations and individuals are invited to join this forum.