Education is the route out of poverty for many children. It gives them a chance to gain the knowledge and skills needed to improve their lives. For many families the long-term benefits of sending their children to school are outweighed by the immediate need to send them to work or keep them at home to help with chores.
Poverty reduces a child’s readiness for school because it leads to poor physical health and motor skills, diminishes a child’s ability to concentrate and remember information, and reduces attentiveness, curiosity and motivation. It increases the rate of return on the economy. A newly published paper by UNESCO shows that education is critical to escape chronic poverty and to prevent the transmission of poverty between generations. The rate of return is higher in low-income countries than in high income countries.
People who lack education have trouble getting ahead in life, have worse health and are poorer than the well-educated. Major effects of lack of education include: poor health, lack of a voice, shorter lifespan, unemployment, exploitation and gender inequality.
The project site is approximately within North West of capital city of India. The project was identified to education for poor children. In India, one of every 8 children goes for work in factories, offices, doing odd jobs instead of going to school. For them, it is really hard to even their daily living and requirements like shelter, food, basic education, clothes etc. Families have pressure to earn daily living and for that they force their children to work to feed their families. This illiteracy leads to more employment and exploitation and then further to more poverty. Donate for child education in India, support them with books, fees, school supplies, footwear, transport and opportunities to showcase their talents.India has talent. We have to identify them and support them.