With the lack of public funds and the prevalent poverty, children in rural villages can barely imagine going to school, let alone attaining a higher education and a secure job. Coming from a background where education is looked upon as a luxury, these kids are compelled to resort to working at a young age to support their families financially. This does little to uplift their living conditions or financial background.
Unlike people in cities who are able to provide the best education to their children along with sports activities and hobby classes, residents of rural areas, are unable to afford the fees, uniforms, books, and transport associated. The additional expenses further deter countless children from pursuing a school education.
In order to bridge the gap and tackle the disparity, Open Hands Education implemented a program that provides free education to the underprivileged and needy. We truly believe supporting a child’s education is the best way to help break the cycle of disadvantage. By giving disadvantaged children and young people the support and resources they need to achieve their full potential, our impact will have a lasting effect on those we help today, and for generations to come.
Children in urban areas generally have access to International schools and state-of-the-art facilities. However, it is not the same for kids from the rural villages of India. They often struggle to get access to a proper education. The schools are small; the classrooms are dingy and dilapidated.To add to the deplorable conditions, the areas suffer power cuts. Preparatory material in the form of books and stationery supplies are hardly accessible to students.
The quality of education remains a problem as the student-to-teacher ratio continues to be disproportionate. The teachers in the rural schools are poorly paid which leads to the lack of attention towards teachers which ultimately affects the quality of education.
Our future are the children of this nation and giving wings to the youth from over 80 children is a mission we have undertaken. We strive for equal education, to harness individual talents, and bring about a holistic development in the children. We are along the way, discovering our future!