- The lack of support from the parents, some parents view going to school as a sheer waste of time and prefer their children to
work at the fields or get an income.
- The lack of an understanding of what education can give them, sometimes children that stay in rural areas all through their lives
have never been exposed to offices and the experience of earning in thousands. Daily wages keep them happy and they look no further.
School is not an attractive option in such cases but a time waster.
- The educational system needs to become more responsive to individual needs.
- Research shows that gifted and talented children leaving school would prefer to work so as to supplement their parents' income to
meet the family commitments.
- Even though primary education is free in India, another rule comes into play. There is no value for education, a class six
dropout earns much more as a taxi driver than a college graduate working in a private office.
Who is dropping out?
Children from the poorest and the most marginalized communities such as Dalits – so-called “untouchables,” at the bottom of India’s
caste system – Muslims and tribal members. Often these children are among the first generation in their families to have ever stepped
inside a classroom, and very few of them make it to class eight.
Why are they dropping out?
A number of reasons, the widespread problems of child labor and early marriage for girls are clear factors. The other common
reasons are physical disorders due to malnutrition, financial and family issues.
We Propose To Provide
Thanks to the Right to Education Act
, nearly all Indian children are getting enrolled in school. We want them to stay
there until graduation, and to do so, we propose:
- Identify children who have discontinued studies and persuade them to join schools/colleges to finish graduation.
- Identify bright and eager students from the socially and economically backward communities and assist them to pursue higher and
- Place bright and willing children in residential schools to expose them to the benefits and rigours of a different system of
- Compensate the extremely poor and disabled parents for their financial loss resulting from the child joining school/ college.
- In the long term in addition to the above, establish a model institution for the children of the poor and downtrodden.