Indian population has grown to more than one billion, and only around one-third of the people can read. The nation faces the most demanding challenges due to inadequate facilities and insufficient funds to provide nurtured and quality education for poor children in India. Primary education is highly neglected in India as most of the funds for education are distributed to higher education. The middle-income and high-income manage to afford their children’s quality education. In the case of the poor, it is the most burdensome hardship to provide quality education for their children. We must solve the primary challenges first and then move to advanced education for the underprivileged. If the poverty-stricken has given a chance to get the best higher education without fulfilling basic education needs, we can only see the absenteeism.
Conditions Unfavourable to Education for Underprivileged
India has positioned in the top position for having low numbers of children at the primary schools in the world. Planning and strategy are not enough, and sometimes we need to look into reality, especially for a country like India where reality and records will not meet often. Day by day, school dropout is growing due to multiple reasons such as increasing income inequality, poverty; recently, this pandemic kind of natural disasters. Lots of low-income families are losing their daily bread due to the current lockdown. These conditions impose the poor children in India to child labor, poverty, hunger, malnutrition, child wasting, child stunting, etc. These conditions will be repeated like a cycle from generation to generation, thus increasing poverty and finally weakening the nation’s strength and economy.
One more severe challenge is gender inequality in education. It is highly impacting our homes as women with no children will suffer throughout her life by leading a dependent life on others. In contrast, an educated woman can direct their families to lead comfortable, hygienic, and prosperous lives.
Steps to Solve Education Challenge for Poor Children in India
Firstly we need to identify the problem and then work on supplying to meet their needs. ISFH Foundation collects the stats of the poor children in India who are not attending or dropping out. The organization provides education kits that include school bags, books, stationery, and travel expenses. The organization cares for their families through Janaki Feeding Movement to relieve the poor children from the Humber. Hence they can attend the schools with confidence. ISFH Foundation will support until the student’s desired education level completes, i.e., finishing the graduation or post-graduation.
The motivation of ISFH Foundation to Start Children Education Movement
Education for the underprivileged is the dream of low-income families under the poverty line. We need to set short-term and long-term goals to achieve full-pledged results from time to time. ISFH solves the other related problems like hunger and healthcare for the poor in India through Janaki Feeding Movement and Tulsi Healthcare Movement to solace the poor deprived of food and quality healthcare. It involves the mothers to defeat undernourishment faced due to micronutrients and macronutrients during childbirth. Releasing the funds for the poor to cover their hospital, medical, and health-related expenses is the core aim of our healthcare movement. Finally, ISFH attempts to solve the poor child education in India from the grassroots.