The literacy rate in India has made significant stride in the last decade, but as per statistics 72 million primary school children and another 71 million adolescents are not at school, and as per the current trends, 56 million primary school age children will still be out of school in 2015. Even with provision of Right to Education it has become increasingly painful in terms of providing quality education to children. Even though government is giving high priority to education and school access has been expanded, there are many other issues plaguing Indian education system such as;
Discouragement from family especially for girls
Family poverty forcing children to work
Lack of infrastructure, quality teaching staff and resources
Many street children, children of migrant are completely excluded from the statistics
•Many children with access to school have irregular attendance and eventually dropout with incomplete learning
Provision of infrastructure for education alone is not enough, unless the mentioned above issues are addressed in a systematic way. The access to quality education for all, in particular for the poor and rural population, is imperative for the economic and social development of India. Education is also important to develop India’s competitiveness in the global economy. Many NGOs have identified the specific issues faced by education system and are committed to working in these areas. You can support the work of the NGO’s by contributing to the following specific causes in the education sector.