Primary Education is a fundamental right of every Indian. PADI emerged in 2004 to ensure that this education is given in a meaningful relevant and effective way to all children. VALORED  aim was to see that rural education be child centered in its methodology, in planning and in implementation, that subjects be taught with value orientation, greater emphasis be given to the education of Dalith’s, tribals and especially to the girls, involvement of the community in the education process and that the education be faithful to the local culture of the children and their communities. This urge to work with primary schools in collaboration with the government prompted us to make a study of schools in rural areas including the places most remote and difficult to approach in Karnataka.

PADI at the local level (Tulu) literally means equality, a measure, method or way, likeness or similarity. Hence we felt this work to be very appropriate as a name for our society that works for equal rights for all children in connection with Education. PADI has no color, caste, creed, gender or religion bar. All children are just equal.

By observing the improvements and backing up towards the development, PADI has now taken steps for the Child Friendly Environment in Schools through the Child Friendly Panchayath and SDMC. Acting as Support system to Right to Education Cells Implementation. Serving through CIF having its Unit as CHILDLINE 1098 Collab agency Mangalore. CHILDLINE 1098 is working in 24 hours day & night for free, emergency phone and outreach services for children in need of care and protection. Child Sexual abuse, Child trafficking, Child beggary and corporal punishment in schools are the main challenges of CHILDLINE.

GOAL : Its goal is to work towards education for creation of a just human society.

The Objects for which the Society is established are:
i. The Society is established as a public, secular, service institution, serving the underprivileged irrespective of their caste, religion or creed, with a special emphasis on service for the weaker sections of society in the areas of education and social development.
ii. To engage in adult education, and in general, non-formal education to promote all manner of activities To strengthen the formal education system and making it more effective relevant and useful for the children of the underprivileged and marginalized section of society.
iii. To undertake and assist community development programmes which will provide a location for practical study and exercise of those under training.
iv. through which communities of the weaker sections of society can enrich their lives economically and culturally.
v. To create public awareness regarding –
• Children problems specially the negative biases towards the girl child, child labour and child rights.
• To work for promotion of:
1. Child Rights.
2. Equal opportunity and status for children of both sexes.
3. Eradication of child labour system
4. Education and health for all children.

PADI is a Registered Organisation under Karnataka Societies Registration act 1960 (Karnataka Act 17 of 1960) bearing No. DKM-S295-2003-04; Registered Under NGO DARPAN bearing Unique Id KA/2016/0104955 and also Registered under Ministry of Home Affairs-Foreign Contribution Regulation Act bearing its registration No. 094630194.

PADI Organisation has different Project and concentrates mainly Quality Education, Child Rights and Child Protection. Programmes were classified under the following heads.

1. Child Protection : through Child Line – 1098: PADI is been working as Child line Collab agency Mangalore. Childline 1098 is working in 24 hours day & night for free, emergency phone and outreach services for children in need of care and protection. Child Sexual abuse, Child trafficking, Child beggary and corporal punishment in schools are the main challenges faced by CHILDLINE.

 2. Community Awareness

  • Quality Education in Schools through the PADI- Taluk Education Resource Centres in D.K. & Udupi Disitrcts
  •  POCSO 2012
  •  JJ 2015
  •  RTI 2005
  • RTE 2009,
  • Child Labour Prohibition & Adolescent Act 2016,
  • UNO Sustained Development Goals 2015
  •  Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006
  • Child Trafficking
  • Child Right & UNCRC Articles – Awareness
  • Adolescent Education
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Gender
  • SDMC Roles & Responsibilites in School Development
  •  Karnataka Panchayath Raj Act

3.TRAININGS to the Departments/NGOS/Panchayaths

  •  Quality Education in Primary Education through creating Child Friendly Grama Panchayath. Child Friendly School and Right to Education Cells
  • SDMC Trainings
  • Child Protection Policy 2016-Karnataka State

4. Material Production for Awareness throughout the state on the said concepts

PADI has identified by the Government of Karnataka and its concerned department and extending services through the Executive Personnel
• CHILDLINE-Mangalore 1098 Collab Organisation of CHILD INDIA FOUNDATION Under Ministry of Women & Child Development, New Delhi
• Representation as Member of Inspection Committee under JJ Act 2000 of DK.
• Representation as Member of State Level CHILDLINE Advisory Board
• Representation as Member, Anti Bonded Labour Vigilance Committee, D.K.
• Representation as Member, Preparation of Human Development Index Committee (Education-D.K.)
• Representation as Member of Sarva Shiksha Abiyana implementation Committee–D.K. District
• Representation as Member of Karnataka School Development and Monitoring Coordinating committee, Bangalore
• Representation as Member of REMS of DK (Education Department)
• Representation as Member of Human Resource Development Committee, D.K.

Other State level District level NGOs, and Networks collaborates to utilise PADI’s expertise knowledge for the development programmes: i.e. 
• State Secretariat of Campaign Against Child Labour – Karnataka served continuous 5 years from 2011 to 2016
• State Core Committee member of PAFRE (People’s Alliance for Right to Education) Karnataka
• Sarva Shiksha Abiyana implementation Committee– D.K. District,
• NGO Forum of Dakshina Kannada.
• Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishth , DK
• Child Labor Eradication Committee, Karnataka Government
• DEEDS, Mangalore- Women Empowerment Organisation,
• Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal
• Institutional Ethics Committee meeting of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore
• Centre for Child and the Law, Bangalore
• Child Right Trust, Bangalore

Aims of Education

Child-Centered and not merely teacher-oriented in its methodology, in planning and in implementation.
Content- oriented to values every lesson and every subject be taught with a value-orientation.

Primary Education 

Creative teaching and child friendly teaching is what is most needed in the process of imparting education for the present generation of children. Children’s reasoning and questioning power has to be encouraged by the teachers.

Training and Exposure 

Under this programme a team of 8 teachers had been to Araville in the month of February 2007 to study Isai Ambalam School Education system so that they could see if the same could be implemented in the D.K. Schools.

SDMC Training

For the last consecutive 3 years Padi has been involved in conducting SDMC training programmes. This year too the Govt. had introduced a new circular on the recent changes in the SDMC.

Child Right Awareness

Child abuse, child labour, child trafficking, child rape, kidnapping have been increasingly coming to the notice of the general public and the police, but because of lack of proper awareness on child rights and the J.J.Act neither the Department nor the police or the general public were able to react in a justifying manner to such cases.

As such the children are the ones who are suffering without getting proper justice. Hence wide spread awareness programme were carried out on J.J.Act, Child Rights and Child Acts.


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Ashida:(Arogya Shiskshna Dakalalthe)

Documentation on Health education especially related to HIV/AIDS was taken up. A compilation of Veenadhari’s articles was done in view of publishing a booklet on “Aids as a Industry”.

Adolescent Education

With globalization tremendous changes are taking place, society is changing at a very fast pase, along with economic growth, socialization in the younger generation has its own impact on the society.

Community Awareness

These years Padi stressed a lot on importance of child rights, as there has been an increase in the no. of child abuse, child rape, child harassment cases. A wide spread awareness was given on J.J Act 2000, Child acts and child rights.