Communities are being engaged through Shikshan Gram Sabhas and Gram Panchayat Network Meetings in Raidih.
Shikshan Gram Sabha is a community process conducted at school/village level in which community level stakeholders come together and discuss school-related issues. School related information is shared by the Prajayatna facilitator in the meeting. This enables the local community in participating in the discussion about the school. During these discussions, school issues are identified and responsibility to get them fixed is given to one or more individuals who assure that the issues will be resolved in a certain time frame. 21 such meetings were held in 8 panchayats of Raidih in which more than 1150 people, including around 220 SMC members, participated.
Some of the issues that were raised in these meetings were concerned with children dropping out of schools, children not coming to schools regularly, the problem of non-availability of drinking water and problem of lack of electrification in schools.