Basic Features of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an effort to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. It is a response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country. The SSA program is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children, through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode.
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This program made significant achievements at village levels. In 2004 many villages in India were covered and preliminary education centers opened.
In the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a village called Sattanathapuram (Town: Sirkazhi) located in Nagapattinam district, is one of the first village to implement this program successfully. Afternoon meal schemes for poor kids in support of state government combined with education for all programs made significant progress in literacy rate. Non-governmental organizations donated generously the lands for poor people and the construction of schools completed by Village panchayats.good