Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is Government of India's flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education


    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is to provide useful and relevant elementary education for all children in the 6 to 14 age group by 2010. There is also another goal to bridge social, regional and gender gaps, with the active participation of the community in the management of schools.

    Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan realizes the importance of Early Childhood Care and Education and looks at the 0-14 age as a continuum. All efforts to support pre-school learning in ICDS centres or special pre-school centres

Objectives of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

  1. All children in school, Education Guarantee Centre, Alternate School, ' Back-to-School' camp;
  2. All children complete five years of primary schooling
  3. All children complete eight years of elementary schooling
  4. Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life
  5. Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage by 2007 and at elementary education level
  6. Universal retention of satisfactory quality with focus on education for life.