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Efforts of Hindrise in Increasing School Enrolment in India

Education is the most powerful weapon that one can use to change the world and the most effective way to break out of poverty. However, after 70 years of Independence, over 2 crore children are not enrolled in any school and still remain out of school in India. These children are still deprived of their right to receive an education and are losing their childhood to earn bread for a living. Hindrise is taken the initiative in increasing school enrolment in India. 

The problems faced by the school administration are well known to everyone in India. Though enrolment has gone up drastically, irregular attendance, dropping out of students, and poor learning are challenges that persist today. The general survey indicates that nearly half of children that are in school do not have the expected grade-level proficiencies. Though these surveys cannot be the best indicators of educational achievements, there are no indications of significant achievements in other dimensions.

This particular situation has driven Hindrise to work with government schools in increasing school enrolment. We have been following different strategies to facilitate communities’ mobilization, such as supporting paid volunteers from the communities to check the dropping out of children. In order to meet our objective of increasing social enrolment, we are providing in-service training to teachers or supporting schools’ management with the help of our collaborations. Most of these are carried out on the basis of the formal agreement with the state governments.

Government Role in Increasing School Enrolment

The government has been initiating many educational programs, and one of the most is making the Right to Education has a fundamental right of every people of this country. The Right to Education Act has been making its way to enroll and retain children in school, especially from the marginalized sector. According to the National Survey for Estimation of Out-of-School Children, more than 60% of children dropped out before completing 3rd grade, and according to the Institute for Policy Research Studies (PRS), nearly 50% of students dropped out by 11th grade.  With the existence of such staggering numbers, we can say that the proper implementation of the Right to Education Act is yet to be made.

However, it is not enough information on what makes these interventions effective or leads to a sustainable improvement in the public education system. Some of these interventions may have to be cut short and their impact lost if the government officials who are promoting these move-out. There is also no clear strategy for increasing the number of changemakers within the government through the intervention of these external organizations.

Problems of the Low Education Rate in India

There are several problems existing which can be the reason of low education in India. Some are as discussed below:

Poverty in India: Poverty in itself is the single biggest cause of illiteracy in India and a precursor to other effects. People are found to be economically very poor, especially in the rural parts of India. In a poor family, girls are the main victims; they are malnourished and denied any better opportunity for education and other facilities. If poverty is a great concern, a girl child often fails to follow her dreams and can be the victim of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, and poor nutrition. It can be observed that illiterate women have high levels of fertility, poor nutritional status, low earning potential, and has a little autonomy within the household.

Problems in Getting Primary Education: Our primary education system in India is ridden with an excessive number of issues. In rural India, a vast number of schools have no structures, fundamental facilities such as drinking water, urinals and furniture, electricity and study materials, and so forth. Substantial quantities of grade schools are single educator schools, and numerous schools are even without instructors. It is the biggest concern as the drop rate is high, and it is a reason for concern.

Expensive Higher Education: Government do provide for the facility of secondary education but still College, and specialized institution is hard to afford for the family living for their basic needs. Privatization of advanced education has prompted the development of benefit hungry business people. Presently advanced education is a much exorbitant undertaking.

What is the Status of Girl Education in India?

Girl children are engaged and encouraged in domestic skills from a very young age. Another reason is a lack of sanitation facilities at schools, particularly in rural areas and urban slums have been seen as one of the reasons for dropouts of a girl child. Early marriage is another issue faced by girls that bring along a host of other issues, such as dropouts and early pregnancy.

Differences in intra-household expenditure on education and attitudinal features associated with allowing girls to be in public had been pointed out as important challenges to achieving universal access to girl children. A significant body of literature has also pointed at the role of the state, differences in state provisioning for education, and shifts in policy prioritization in impeding or enhancing girls’ access to education.

A survey on school participation within the context of rural India was built on the hypothesis of a correlation between the educational attainment of girls and parental attitudes towards their education. This survey’s report supported their hypothesis, bringing to light further determinants like costs of schooling, child labor demands, enrollment in schools, quality of schooling, and integration of motivation of the parent and the child.

Hindrise is Helping in Strengthening the Education System

Our Hindirse is playing a significant role in ensuring that every child, especially the poor, receives the opportunity to build a better future through education. We are working in regions near Delhi NCR at the grass-root level for strengthening the education system, spreading awareness about the importance of education, and increasing school enrolment so that underprivileged children can thrive in life. Hindrise is working for the children to send the most vulnerable and underprivileged children back to school and empower them to break out of poverty.

 Some of the steps that are taken by our organization are as follows:

Strengthening the Education System

Help in Increasing School Enrolment

Hindrise helps in identifying the most vulnerable children in the poorest states of India and increasing school enrolment in rural and backward regions of India. As because of inaccessibility and poverty, mostly children miss out on school. Hindrise, with the help of collaboration, helps in enrolling children in school and thereby, increasing school enrolment under the scheme of Right to Education (RTE); for children who have dropped out and missed few years of schooling, our volunteers help them with filing the gap classes and get them to get enrolled in their age-appropriate grade.

Awareness and Counselling

With the help of various workshops and activities, awareness is generated amongst parents and local communities about the importance of education. Hindrise conducts regular counselling sessions to encourage parents to send their children, especially girls, to school and help them participate in those motivational activities.

Management Committees

Hindrise, with the help of its new collaboration, has tied up with school management committees comprising of teachers, students, and parents to help those children who desire to go to school. Many people themselves volunteering and joined hands with us in this great cause. We happily announce that we have helped many children in increasing school enrolment.  

Skill-Development Workshops

Our volunteers organize various learning activities, sports, and with us, the school committees help children in personality development and leadership. Hindrise conducts multiple activities in the rural area that help them learn their rights, build skills, and develop the unprivileged children’s confidence.

Quality Education

To receive a quality education, other elements play a major role. Hindrise helps in the proper implementation of the Right to Education in schools across the Delhi NCR. Our volunteers have taken the initiative in providing training to teachers, strengthen school infrastructure, and provide books and other learning materials to children and schools to needy children.

In the Nutshell

Not only the government, but it is a responsibility of every literate citizen to contribute to battling a demon of illiteracy. We must remember the phrase, “each one teaches one.” Hindrise Foundation is following with an aim to provide a platform to educate Indians to provide assistance in basic education to the unprivileged children. It’s now our turn to step up and take responsibility on the shoulders towards the light of literacy.