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The Government of Bengal introduced an alternative education programme at the primary level as part of the universalization of primary education goal.
This project has been funded by the UNICEF, which provided financial support towards Capacity Building Measures and training programme in Education. The National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) and the West Bengal Board of Primary and Secondary Education provide the textbooks under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to the primary schools. In addition, a routine health check up for the children along with their mothers is undertaken by the Health Department.
The Teachers, mostly women in rural areas, employed on a contractual basis are the resource persons. It aims to meet the Millennium Development Goal for achieving Education for All by 2015 in terms of spread and quality of education for children.