Most of the street children in India are working children. As potential earners, their poor parents do not encourage them to go school. When they do make it to school the virtually impossible task of balancing work and studies often means they soon drop out. NIOS and OBE are the distance school education system to cater to the needs of such working children. The project, initiated in June 2008, aims to reach school drop-outs, out-of-school SWC, poor urban youths, and all those who have been left out of the mainstream formal education system on account of poverty and lack of opportunity.
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