Government-run schools in India are stretched for resources and manpower. At the Elementary school level, the teacher-student ratio is a staggering 1:76. By Elementary School more than half the children drop out, and by High School that number rises to 90%. U&I reaches these at-risk kids through after-school tutoring in 21 centers across India. With a tutor-student ratio of 1:3, these children get personalized help and receive the confidence they need to stay in school.
U&I reaches more than 850 underprivileged children every single day through its after-school tutoring program. Volunteers teach the children spoken English, and tutor them in Math, Science and Social Sciences. Last year, every single child we tutored passed their exams. This gives the kids the motivation to continue their studies, get a solid education and, eventually, break the cycle of poverty.
The training our students receive equips them for the future - to get jobs where they can earn enough to support their families. With every grade level the child completes, their earning capacity is upped by 10%. Education breaks the cycle of poverty and, eventually, enables these children to provide a better life for the next generation.