U&I runs 20 Learning Centers to help educate underprivileged children across seven cities in India. Our volunteers motivate students to stay in school, and provide a community that encourages them to work toward their dreams. The World 10K Run is Bangalore's premier running event with over 25,000 participants. U&I is running to spread awareness and raise funds to help educate over 850 underprivileged children across India. Give these children the opportunity to succeed!
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.
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.
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