Non-Formal Education means to provide learning needs of the children and adolescents who are out of school. As per UNESCO, it is increasingly recognized that school alone cannot provide quality basic education for ‘all’. About 57 million out-of-school children of primary age worldwide in 2011. At least another 69 million young adolescents were not attending primary or secondary school, due to the multiple and often interconnected disadvantages they face, such as poverty, rural location, gender bias, disability and social discrimination.
Major advantages of targeted non-formal interventions include a greater ability to reach underserved children and the potential to amend inequalities in education. Non-formal education enables more flexible modes of delivery and learning, such as multi-grade schools in which one teacher instructs students of different ages, grades, and abilities at the same time, boarding schools, mobile schools for nomadic pastoralist children, and distance education, using open learning principles and ICTs.
Objective of non formal education of SAHASH
It has definite aims and object to achieve. There are following objective and aim of non formal education.
1.It is imparted outside the school collages helpful for illiterates, semi-literates to others.
2.It is organized systemically deliberate education.
3.It has wide ranging no age limit.
4.It is designed for outside of school children youth and others, specific time and table.
5.Flexible student enjoy little freedom supports formal education, course education, well planned and organized.
Importance of non formal education
It is useful to literate, semiliterate to achieve total literacy in India and solve poverty and unemployment problems. Solve the social problems for the promotion of culture, social values and heritages to promote nation development and support supplement format education through literacy programs. To enrich the knowledge skill and abilities and also attitudes as compare formal educations that means it support the formal education.
Need of non-formal education in our country
There are following reason for the requirement of non-formal education in our country.
1. Meet over growing demand for education.
2. Give education to out of school children, adults, youths etc
3. Impart the life skill education and lifelong education.
4. It helps to perfect human resources.
5. Minimize the wastage and stagnation in education by direct means.
6. Enhance values skill competency in the vacation and productivity
7. State government and central government can fulfill constitutions obligations in importing education through NFE in addition to formal education program.