Around 76% of children in India do not make it to a higher education system….More than 50% of students in Grade 5 cannot read a Grade 2 text or solve a simple subtraction problem. The socio-economic circumstances that a child is born into determines the type of school she attends, the kinds of co-curricular opportunities that are available to her, the quality of life outcomes she attains as an adult, and the kinds of opportunities she passes on to her own children.
The aim of this project is to work towards improving quality of education in government schools to reduce the problem of inequity in education and equip children with the knowledge and skills required to keep them in good stead.
NGO Partner:Bhumi, Teach for India
Fund-raising Target: Rs. 20 lakhs
About our partners:
Teach For India believes that education is the single most fundamental social issue and that it is a collective responsibility to ensure we educate the next generation of Indians. Teach For India recruits India’s most outstanding college graduates and young professionals and places them as dedicated full time teachers in under-resourced schools for two years. The aim is to build a powerful and ever-growing leadership force of alumni who will work to eliminate educational inequity. Read more about Teach for India here
Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent and youth volunteer non-profit organizations. Bhumi was founded on August 15, 2006 by a small group of young friends with a strong passion to change society as it is today and build a better India for tomorrow. Bhumi as a platform will enable over 12,000 volunteers in more than 12 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare. Bhumi is the recipient of the ‘Leader in Volunteer Engagement Award’ conferred by iVolunteer
Read more about Bhumi here