India is a fast-developing nation, but with a population of over a billion, this progress is lop-sided. While one face of India is a vibrant economy, poverty is a major social problem. Faced with few options in their own homes, many migrate to urban areas in search of work and better living, but living in slums, they end up without basic necessities, dwelling in unhealthy conditions. About 40% of families have to satisfy their hunger with one meal a day.
Most of the children of the migrants into cities from the villages of India, have never seen the inside of a classroom. Of those that do go to school, the drop out rate is high. Reasons may vary from having no money to pay fees, buy books, school uniform, or inability to cope due to living conditions in the slums.
Free education is available but most do not know how to access the same. This is where we step in, to help communities find answers to their own situations.