Right to Education: The Future of India

Have you ever been thought about human evolution without basic education..?? No education means- zero difference between Human and Non-human things..!! So education is the fundamental human right for betterment and empowerment of an individual and whole as a society.

According to UNESCO, about 135 countries have constitutional provisions for non-discriminatory and free education for all. Also, in 1950, India made a constitutional amendment for compulsory and free education for all children up to an age of 14 years. The fundamental right- Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act came into force in 2010 and made it the enforceable duty of central and state governments to provide free education to the children up to age 14 years. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was introduced with the objective of aiming for Universal Primary Education.

The literacy rate of India is 74 % with Kerala has the highest with about 94% and Bihar has the lowest at about 64% as per 2011 Census. In fact, 287 million, or 37% of the world’s illiterate people, are Indian according to UNESCO. The main cause of illiteracy is Poverty- with 22% of Indians fall below the poverty line. Poor households, due to lack of money and knowledge, force them into child labour to earn the bread for the family. This stops them to achieve basic education and to fit into the society.

 

Another obstacle to literacy is lack of adequate schooling facilities. Many government schools don’t have basic needs of water and sanitation. There is a shortage of teaching staff and whosoever staff join- they are not qualified or efficient enough- leads to quality of education given to government schools.

One of the solutions is to provide compulsory education to girl child along with the boy. Someone truly said that When you Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation. To promote this Government of India working on  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme and Girl Child Education group.

 

Drishti Foundation Trust has been working in Right to Education under Project Gyan scheme. Through your contribution, you will be providing direct help to the children which are the Future of India. kindly do donate the online donation button is below to assist you. Don’t forget to share this page using your social media accounts.

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