Project #9357

Education for Underprivileged Children - Bangalore

by U&I


U&I reaches 850 underprivileged children through our Teach program. In India, because of substandard teaching and high teacher-student ratios, the dropout rate in government-run schools hovers at 58% in elementary school. Leveraging the power of trained volunteers, U&I holds free after-school tutoring classes at 20 Learning Centers across India. Thanks to individualized attention, children receive the help and confidence they need to shine in their classrooms.
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While enrollment in government schools in India is high, quality of education is a huge problem. Substandard teaching and lack of personal attention leads to an inability to cope with the curriculum. Often, the teacher-student ratio is as high as 1:60. This results in an extremely high dropout rate - 58% of children don't complete elementary school and by high school, that statistic rises to 90%. Children lack the motivation and help to continue school.


U&I leverages the power of trained volunteers to tutor underprivileged children in 20 Learning Centers in seven cities across India. Thanks to a robust volunteer database we provide an incredibly low tutor-student ratio of 1:3. The children receive personalized attention through which learning is maximized. Thanks to our academic coaching in Math, Science, Social Studies and English, 100% of the children we tutored in the last two years passed their final exams and moved to the next grade.

Long-Term Impact

U&I gives the children the skills and motivation to continue their studies. Statistics show that with every grade the student passes, their chances for better employment increases substantially. Research also shows that being able to speak English well increases a student's future employability by 400%. This will help break the cycle of poverty and give the next generation an appreciation for the value of education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
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Project Leader:
Ajit Sivaram
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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