“We had received a total of 2,20,000 applications from Delhi government students. Of these, 1,74,000 have been mentored. As for the mentors, of the 44,000 mentors, nearly 500 each are from IIT and IIM, 15,600 are either doing their graduation or Ph.D from a well-known education institute and 7,500 have completed their studies and are currently working at a good post,” Sisodia stated throughout a press convention this afternoon.
Launched in October 2021, the programme goals to supply voluntary mentors to students from class IX to XII. Those aged between 18 and 35 can signal as much as develop into mentors via an app developed by Delhi Technological University.
“Those who volunteered to be mentors are made to undergo a psychometric test, their educational background is taken care of and they are trained accordingly, only after which they are assigned a mentee. We have also ensured that mentees are only assigned mentors of the same gender.” he stated.
Under the programme, the mentor is required to offer 10 minutes each week for a minimal interval of two months, which may be prolonged for 4 months.
The programme not too long ago got here under the scrutiny of the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), which has beneficial that or not it’s suspended till the security “loopholes” are “overhauled”.
The Commission acknowledged that it obtained a illustration from one Lalit Wadher final yr, who alleged that the programme permits youngsters to get involved with “unknown persons”, and exposes them to hazard.
AAP senior chief Sisodia and MLA Atishi have blamed BJP of enjoying politics over the matter by involving the fee. “A BJP activist from Chhattisgarh has filed a complaint with NCPCR, who in return asked us about the steps we have taken to ensure children’s safety. After we have answered each and every question of theirs, NCPCR has stated that no police verification is being done of mentees,” he identified.
“NCPCR has further said that there is a probability of child trafficking via phone calls and asked is there any mechanism to prevent the origin of cybercrime and child trafficking,” Delhi Deputy CM tells, sharing that on the above-talked about grounds the fee has requested to “Immediately suspend the concerned scheme initiative.”
“We have seen the status of education infrastructure in the BJP-led states, the party should work in their respective states and not intervene in the progress of those who are actually working to make a change,” he added.