Right to Education Forum (RTE Forum) is a platform of national education networks, teachers’ unions, peoples’ movements and prominent educationists with a combined strength of 10,000 NGOs from all over India. Its members include, among other, CACL, CRY, NAFRE, NCE, Oxfam India, PCCSS, Plan-India, Save the Children, UNICEF, Voluntary Forum for Education, SCORE-UP, Uttarakhand RTE Forum, Jharkhand RTE Forum, Delhi RTE Forum, Odisha RTE Forum, West Bengal RTE Forum, RTE Forum-AP, Rajasthan State Consortium, TN & Pondicherry RTE Forum, People’s Allaince for Right to Education, Chattisgarh RTE Forum, UNESCO, AKF, World Vision, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, Room to Read, AIF, Welthungerhilfe, Action Aid India, NEG FIRE, CCF, CARE, Christian Aid, VSO, Water Aid, Skillshare International as members. RTE Forum is closely working in collaboration with the Council for Social Development that also offers administrative and operations support. RTE Forum office is also located in the premises of CSD. RTE Forum has been working towards building a people’s movement to achieve the goal of equitable and quality education to all children through the realization of the Right to Education Act, 2009 in its true letter and spirit. The Forum is envisioned to strengthen the National Public System of Education funded by State.
The six broad thematic areas of its work around the Act include:
- Systemic Readiness and Redressal Mechanism
- Issues of Teachers
- Community Participation
- Social Inclusion
- Private Sector
The “Jharkhand RTE Forum” as mentioned above is also know as JRTEF is a platform to bring all the civil society organizations, education unions, etc. working on Education in Jharkhand to improve the Education system of the State. JRTEF is directly working in alliance with LEADS, which also offers administrative and Operational support. JRTEF office is positioned in the premises of LEADS.