Project e-Shishu aims at tracking each child whether in school or out of school of the state of Odisha by demographic attributes, education status, financial status and many such minute details .
Making of Project e-Shishu
In this endeavour the data about each child of all 30 districts is collected through a door to door house hold survey .There were nearly 75 lakh families. In this survey nearly 40,000 enumerators participated and collected information from each village of Odisha. The data is then stored in various District servers, all the 30 Districts are equipped with state-of-art infrastructure with high-end servers and connected with state office using IPSTAR VSAT Network. This will help in updating child related data and other interventions. Thus a Child Tracking System (CTS)was developed to track down child by her/his name or guardian name. The masses can view the information through internet, as the entire database is open to citizens, transparency about the whole data base is for the public to see and judge. The website offers this facility to the masses of Odisha to interact and send in mails to the administrator to correct or update any information which they find unauthentic. Upon receipt of such mails, there shall be a field enquiry before actual updation takes place at appropriate level and if the request for updation is found valid the administrator authenticates it and then the information appears in the website
Benefits of Project e-Shishu
Helps in planning activities under various interventations to achieve the goals of SSA
Assists in making specific Plan action for out of school children based on the reason for being out of school
Facilitates plan for future entrants to the education system with infrastructure.
Duplicate and fake enrolments could be minimized/eliminated altogether
- Development as a tracking system for each child based on his /her achievements and taking steps to improve the same so as to achieve the objective of quality education.
e-Shishu project aims to optimize the use of resources by targeting them to these who need it instead of uniform/division among stakeholders or administrative units. It works as a decision support system for planners and administrators.