Out of school children (OoSC) may be those who are non-enrolled in any school or dropped out at any stage before completing elementary education. There is a great heterogeneity among children who are out of school.

Various categories of OoSC may include children living or working in urban slums, in streets, on railway platforms or construction sites. They may be found engaged as domestic workers, child labourers, tending cattle, working for wages in dhabas, mechanic shops, rag pickers and shoe-shine boys. Other categories may include those children who are involved in sex trade and also migratory children whose parents migrate from one area to another in search of seasonal employment and also those who belong to scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled Tribes (ST), children with special needs who may belong to any of these categories. ›› Read More