Help centres launched for RTE parents

Help centres launched for RTE parents

The RTE Students’ and Parents’ Association has launched three help centres for assisting parents with admissions under the quota prescribed by the landmark legislation. The association has around 300 members who have availed of the RTE quota benefit.

 With the RTE admissions going online for the first time in the State this year, these help centers would go a long way in guiding parents. Each of these help centers is equipped with scanners, three to four computers, Internet facility and is manned by helpers and volunteers, said B N Yoganand, general secretary of the association.

“A number of owners of cyber cafes and other individuals may take advantage of hapless parents who know very little about the Internet and computers. Help is available at these centres free of cost, from 10 am to 7 pm,” he added.

 The association has appealed Mohammed Mohsin, Commissioner, Department of Public Instruction, Adoni Syed Salim, State Project Director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Umesh Aradhaya, Chairperson, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), to start similar help centers all over the State. Replies are yet to be received.

The centres are located at:
* Number 80/ 1, First ‘K’ Block, Rajajinagar, Dr Rajkumar Road, Ph 88846 76944 (B N Yogananda). This centre will cater to all the 198 wards.   

* Priyadarshini Healthcare and Public Information Centre, No 1444, 5th Main Road, ‘D’ Block, 2nd Stage, Rajajinagar, Ph 98450 29593 (Girish).

* Mathikere Youth Association, No. 25, 3rd Main Road, 4th ‘B’ Cross, Mathikere, Ph -  94480 64861 (K E Harish). These centers will cater to residents in and around the area.