One of Indian Centre for Development Right key operational areas is promoting education, in rural areas where resources are limited. A good education system lays a strong foundation, which helps with an overall development of our next generation of youth who play a key role in facilitating growth of our country and our future. In order to make that possible, in the near future we plan on adopting a school and equipping them with resources and creating an education system model, that can be replicated.
We at ICFDR believe even to address issues related with healthcare, poverty, unemployment or human rights, we need to start with Education.
One of a good indicator to measure a country’s development is its literacy rate. Although India seems to have made progress in the last decade from 65.38% in 2001 to 74.04% in 2011 in its literacy rates a 9% increase; it appears that the rural areas still tend to be far behind. It could be attributed mainly to poverty, lack of support from the government, as well as lack of priority of education by the care-takers that are raising the youth. In order for all that to change we at iCFDR would like to provide aid to schools in rural areas by helping them with basic infrastructure for schools, equipping schools with good teachers, addition of libraries, computer labs, extracurricular activities (sports, music, sewing, arts), providing electricity using alternative energy. We also plan to collaborate with other NGO’s that share our vision and are already working on meeting similar educational needs in certain rural areas but are looking for additional help and support.
India is still home to 17 million child laborers the highest in the world and we at iCFDR believe that poverty, lack of literacy, and lack of importance to education plays a big role in that. In order to strive for a better society we have to begin by changing those variables and creating a generation of youth that continues to take strides in the positive direction.
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Indian Centre for Development and Rights is a non-profit operational and campaign humanitarian organization focusing on long term projects and awareness in the areas of – Education, Health, Empowerment and Environment. We seek to strive for a better society through volunteer initiatives, events, campaigns, and collaborated projects. Learn more at www.icfdr.org