40% of India’s population is below the age of 18 years (47 crores), that is the world’s largest child population. Yet over 2 crore children have no access to school or hope for future. Your contribution will help educate underprivileged children.

There are thousands of children in India who belong to economically weaker sections of our society. They want to study but lack resources to enrol or continue their education. Children either drop out of school due to lack of learning material, toilet facilities or awareness within their families...

A day in the life of a 16-year-old village girl

Nearly two crore children are out-of-school in India* and most of them belong to the marginalized sector where families struggle to provide a day’s meal *(As per NSS data). Due to household responsibilities and lack of basic facilities, quality education, safety and awareness, children especially...

Mystery of Out-of-School-Children in the Indian Education System

Ambiguity on “out-of-school-children (OoSC)’ has been the reason for varied numbers quoted in Uttar Pradesh. In the year 2016-17, government had identified only 23,934 children as out of school. On the contrary for the year, 2014-15, central government had shown data of 8,65,441 children as out of...

Stories of Change: Celebrating our feminist heroes

 When Dolly won the bronze medal in a kick-boxing championship in Delhi, the moist eyes of her brother, Amit meant more than happiness. He recalled the struggles to get his sister enrolled for the sport.Hailing from Bucchabasti in Purkazi block, Uttar Pradesh, Amit is a member of one of...

Strengthening education quality in Uttar Pradesh

Oxfam India and Lokmitra have been working in 30 government schools in UP’s Raebareli district to ensure proper implementation of the RTE Act, increasing student retention, and increased community participation in monitoring and management of school. Lokmitra’s innovative participatory pedagogy...

2016-17 - An Economy that Works for Women

Last year, as we started to implement our new strategy for 2016-20 “Demanding Rights and Creating Opportunities”, we decided to focus even more on tackling some of the tough issues of inequalities, especially in the area of gender justice.  Progress in this important goal has been very uneven...

40% of India’s population is below the age of 18 years (47 crores), that is the world’s largest child population. Yet over 2 crore children have no access to school or hope for future. Your monthly contribution will help educate underprivileged children.

There are thousands of children in India who belong to economically weaker sections of our society. These children face harsh situations in their daily lives and are unable to reach their true potential. They want to study but lack resources to enrol or continue their education. Children either...

Will Fear of ‘Failing’ Make India Literate?

With the largest population of illiterate adults in the world one wonders where we are headed as a growing economy. While India’s national literacy rate is 74.04%, it is estimated that India can achieve the goal of primary education only by 2050. Simply put, even if we do achieve our goals, we...

Building bridges: The journey of a teacher par excellence

“Money isn’t required to teach effectively. I can use two sticks and take a whole class on geometry and students will remember it forever,” – Nirmala UpadhyayA few years ago, Nirmala was taken aback when one of her students’ parents turned up with a wedding invitation. It was too late for her to...

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