Concern

There is a vast, almost un-measurable gap between education and learning in the government school system of our country. And this is the network that serves over 113 million* students annually. Applying their education towards a better life is an immense and often unconquerable challenge for the youth from the under-served sections of our society. There also exists a deep-rooted illusion that learning to read and write will almost magically launch you into a premium social position. Which when not fulfilled makes for an unhappy, unmotivated youth for whom education was meaningless. And so, the will and wish to pursue or even complete school is on the decline. As a consequence there is a measurable drop in self-worth. Which brings with it more serious repercussions. Firstly, it creates a huge mass of children who begin life with the unfortunate assumption that their life path is unalterable and alternate dreams have no place in that predestined future. For those who have strived in the system and still found their education inadequate, the disappointment is much greater. The fruits of their education are not as imagined and the opportunities promised remain out of reach. In more extreme evaluations this lack of self-worth reveals itself in the the form of higher suicide rates amongst the youth. It is also one of the underlying causes of antisocial, anti-civic behaviour that rapidly translates into a higher crime rates.

About Our Work

Theory of Problem

There is a vast, almost un-measurable gap between education and learning in the government school system of our country. And this is the network that serves over 113 million* students annually.

What Needs to Happen

There is an urgent need to redress this.

Our Story in Uttar Pradesh

A Quest for Meaningful Education

For us, meaningful education is one that awakens in each child the self-belief to achieve their potential, the courage to create opportunities for themselves, and the spirit to wholly participate in society.

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Students, Teachers, Officers of Basic Shiksha, Uttar Pradesh
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