ARK Education Voucher Program
Summary: ARK is piloting an education voucher scheme in the poorest areas of Delhi to encourage families to claim their entitlement to free private school places by distributing picture guides to inform parents about the quality of schools available. --- In 2009, India introduced the Right to Education Act. One of the Act's provisions was that students from economically disadvantaged families were to be allocated 25% of all places in private schools. The Act guarantees that the government will pay the school fees for these children. As many parents are unaware of the Act and the entitlements it gives them, the places reserved for low-income students often go unclaimed. To encourage parents to pursue the entitlements provided by the Ri...
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