Only one-third of India’s population, which totals more than one billion, is literate. Among the top 10 countries, India has the fourth-highest percentage of primary-aged children who are not in school. Discussions on the educational system and education for the underprivileged have long been and continue to be one of the most popular topics. 

Education is seen as an expensive luxury by India’s underprivileged. Bogged down by the realities of life, the poor and the underprivileged are often forced to drop out of school. Poor parents sometimes force their kids to work or keep them home to help out with errands, notably girls who take care of their younger siblings. Children who skip school fall victim to substance abuse and get caught in the seamy side of life. 

But there is hope for those who have been left out by the system

Education is the key to supporting individuals who are less privileged to escape poverty. Collaboration between the government and NGOs in the education sector can make a big difference. Numerous NGOs are doing admirable work in the area of teaching the impoverished, whether it be by providing facilities, training instructors, or starting informal educational models. 

Committed to spreading the light of education in the remotest parts of the country, Donatekart has had the privilege of working together with NGOs that have done commendable work in the education sector. 

And the impact is real and tangible. Be it in the small villages in Chhattisgarh where Sankalp Ek Prayas has been educating the poor or joining hands with Pochabai Foundation to support Dalit and Adivasi kids in rural Gujarat or supporting Sahadeva Foundation in Dhanbad to uplift the children of coal miners, we have seen the happy faces of the little children who can now have access to school bags, notebooks, stationery, drawing books and so many other things. 

Here are some more organisations that are working tirelessly to fulfill the dreams of countless children in India at the grassroots level:

Belaku Acadmey, Ashwini Angadi Trust

Being visually impaired herself, Ashwini was determined to help children with disabilities. She started the Belaku Academy under the Ashwini Angadi Trust in 2016 to give free education to visually impaired and intellectually disabled children from rural areas of Karnataka. Today, she’s the beacon of hope and light for many young minds.  

Shrirampur Samvad Foundation

Shrirampur Samvad Foundation aims to educate kids in Sitamarhi so that they will have better prospects in the future. It is putting forth a lot of effort to close the gap between urban and rural kids by educating more than 60 kids in an eco-friendly facility and giving instruction in practical skills, effective communication, regular workshops, and more in addition to academic subjects.

Burdwan Varnamala Welfare Society

Burdwan Varnamala Welfare Society strives for the empowerment and upliftment of the underprivileged youth in Burdwan, West Bengal. This NGO aims to raise their standard of living by granting them access to quality education. 

Speaking to Donatekart, Mr. Parimal Sinha, Founder, Sankalp Ek Prayas said, The question we often get asked is if a small amount of contribution will make any difference to a problem that is so huge. And each time, we say the same thing – it most certainly does. A small amount goes a long way. Taken together, it is these seemingly small contributions that collectively add up to a large amount needed to effect change.”  

And this is the reality. If you have the will to make a change, you can definitely do it. Head over to our website and you can choose any campaign to which you would like to make a donation. We assure you that every single contribution is put to the best use. After all, educating these children is the first step towards giving them the life they deserve.