The Bell has been rung! It is time for the Swarachna School to reach more children in need, especially girls. Milaan's Swarachna School, a fun, creative and safe space in the heart of rural Uttar Pradesh has been providing education for 12 years to children from socially and economically challenged communities. For the last 4 years, we have had 100% results in both 10th and 12th, a feat we are extremely proud of given the context of education in UP.
According to the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GOI, Sitapur, UP is one of the most backward districts of India with the Sex Ratio of 789 females per 1000 male according to the 2015-2016 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4). The average literacy rate of Sitapur district is 61%, significantly lower than the national average of 74.04% with female literacy at only 50%. Additionally, 22% of girls aged 15-19 reported having no education, making it a situation of grave concern.
Firstly, to provide quality education, our solution is to create a dedicated 26,598 Sq. Ft. co-ed primary school for 500 students from lower kindergarten to grade 5th. This will cover classrooms, washrooms, staff rooms, Labs. Library and Play areas including furnishings. Secondly, to address the high drop-out rate among adolescent girls, our solution is to work towards a world-class facility to work with 320 adolescent girls to be named the 'Girl Icon Leadership Academy'.
500 children more children will get access to quality education at the primary level as the learning outcomes of the govt. schools are not good enough to enable these children to break the shackles of poverty on their own merit. Your support will also contribute towards creating a vibrant space for bright, capable and deserving adolescent girls from the most in need backgrounds, where they will develop their innate potential to be future leaders and change-makers.