Education is not a privilege. It is a human right!
Education plays a great role in our life with all-round development of a person. Its purpose is to transform a learner into an integrated person. Education helps in achieving skills, abilities, insights and scientific temper. Besides literary and aesthetic appeals of developing education, there are utilitarian aspects as well and they are equally important. Education aims at developing and bringing out the inner personality, without neglecting the outer and material aspects. Education also means that people are made capable of standing on their own feet, to earn their bread and butter leading to face the challenges of life bravely and successfully. No person can be called properly educated if s/he fails in making a meaningful contribution to the society and to the nation.
Education in rural India is suffering because of many factors. There is a severe shortage of teachers forcing the schools to combine children of different grades into a single class room. The teachers are invariably overworked and underpaid. The attrition of good teachers from Government rural schools to private schools in nearby towns is on the rise. The school infrastructure to imbibe newfangled ways of teaching young children is insufficient. Owing to all these, our children in rural India are falling behind in the 3 R’s (Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic abilities).In addition to all this, a lack of affordability has only increased the gap in exposure to new technologies between rural and urban children.
Gender based Inequality: This is highly prevalent in India. Women are not treated at par with men. Though, the mindset of people, that a girl child is a burden, is changing. Occupation of Girls as Domestic Help- Most young girls from the rural areas are made to drop out of school and made to work as domestic servants. This is why there is such a high rate of drop-outs from school.
Other Reasons-Exploitation, sexual abuse are few of the other reasons why parents hesitate to send their daughters to school.
Team miitti helps students across different age groups on importance of education and fundamental needs for literacy. This is done through direct interaction with the students during summer camps in the school as well as by organizing massive scale career counselling workshops in a town where students from different villages can come and participate and seek guidance for their career.