This project will help provide quality primary education to 175 out of school children in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, who have limited resources & facilities to receive good education. Access to quality education at primary level is crucial for these students as it builds a strong foundation and motivates them to stay in school for higher education. More than 80% children educated under this project are first members in their family to go to a school and more than 50% are young girls.
Annual Status of Education Report 2016 (a national survey in India) finds, 57% of class 5 children in Uttar Pradesh, largest and most underdeveloped state in India (200 million population), cannot read a class 2 Hindi textbook. Precious years spent in school with no learning leads to children dropping out and getting into low paying jobs, leading to a vicious cycle of poverty. E&H Foundation aims to address this problem by providing quality education to 100,000 children by 2025.
This project aims to provide quality education to 175 out of school children in urban slums of 2 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Project will ensure high learning for these children for a year, with focus on concept learning using innovative pictorial workbooks, teaching aids, and ensuring inspired teachers. This will further motivate these children to continue higher education and reduce dropout. It will also increase awareness among parents and community leaders about need for continued education.
Through a strong foundation built on quality education, this project aims to motivate these children to continue their education till class 10, which will give them an opportunity to get better employment, thus increasing their potential to earn three times higher income. Better employment will also ensure improved lives and living conditions for these children, uplifting them and their future families from the grips of chronic poverty.