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Basic Education
 
  We believe education is most important as it enables a child to realize his or her full potential; to think, question and judge independently; develop a sense of self-respect, dignity and self-confidence; learn to love and respect fellow human beings and nature; in decision making; develop civic sense, citizenship and values of participatory democracy.

Today, we have about 400 underprivileged students studying at 4 educational learning centres in the slum areas of the NCR and the potential to reach out to 300 more children who are currently waiting

  At each of the literacy centres Swashrit provides basic education to underprivileged children by:
 
  • Helping them with reading, writing and most importantly moral and social values to help make them socially responsible and acceptable
  • Providing the students with basic study material (books, notepads and stationary)
  • Assisting them to become independent and socially aware.
  • Providing access to learning activities, sports and games that are age appropriate

  *All of the learning centres are currently being run in the Central Delhi District in community centers, backyards of institutions and religious places. Our future plans include the development and construction of a school building for the children.
   
  Statistics
 
  • 40 percent of India's population is below the age of 14 years (Census of India 2001)
  • 8.1 million children in the age group 6 to 14 do not attend school (Sept 2004 Government Statistics)
  • 53% of girls in (in the age group 5-9 years old) are illiterate (7th All India Education Survey, 2002)
  • A little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight (7th All India Education Survey, 2002)

  Education in India
 

Education is a privilege rather than a right for the children of India. There are schools available to the wealthy, but the majority of Indian children live in poverty and are not given this opportunity. Although many children are enrolled in school, actual attendance is low. Many children can only attend school when they are not working. Therefore, lower-class Indian children's education is neither consistent nor secure. India's high levels of poverty also prevent children from getting an education. Often any money that poor families have is used for food and survival.

Swashrit looks forward to opportunities of taking these concepts to the marginalised communities in order to build a healthy society. It is in this context that we look forward to your support and assistance.Click here to Know more