Productive Community Participation
The term ‘community’ refers to members of the school management committee, teachers, learners, parents/ guardians, local residents, associated cultural organizations and NGOs. Working together with community members is critical to school development. The school needs the support of the community for achieving its objectives and providing quality education to its learners. The active engagement of the school with the community ensures optimal utilization of the school resources, holistic development of learners and better management of the school. The school, therefore, needs to establish a meaningful relationship with the community which could benefit both the school and the community. The SMC/ SDMC have been constituted in every school to participate in school management in the areas of planning, implementation, resource mobilization and monitoring. It also plays a major role in improving enrolment, retention, teaching-learning and learning outcomes.