Srijan Ek Soch: Educating the underprivileged THE goal of universal education eludes India even though there is now a primary school in practically every village. The rate of dropouts continues to be over 50 per cent. The greatest casualty in the failure of our education system has been the girl child – whether in terms of enrollment, retention rates in primary school or even participation in higher education relative to the overall enrollment rate.
Education is a powerful tool which empowers communities to turn around their lives. If any member of a family is educated, especially women, it can help coming generations to break the inter-generational cycles of poverty. Education is a great enabler. It makes people skilled an equips them to engage in meaningful professions and thus contribute to their own and society’s socio-economic wells-being. In India, even today millions of children go without any access to education. If the available statistics are anything to go by, as many as 8.4 crore children in India continue to remain out of schools. It is a major social problem plaguing modern-day India. To ensure benefits of education touch everyone and no one remain uneducated because of poverty and financial constraints, Srijan Ek Soch has taken up the onus of educating the underprivileged children in the rural and small towns of India through smart classes. Help us to groom and educate the future of India.