Here’s a fact that weaves a story of literacy decline in rural India. According to Lant Pritchett, a developmental economist at Harvard university:
- 94% of children who join school in grade 2 without knowing how to read, will not be proficient in reading at the end of the school year.
- In grade 3 and grade 4, the odds that the child will not be proficient in reading are at 88% and 77% respectively.
In compliance with ‘The Right to Education’ Act, such a child in India is promoted class after class with the ‘hope’ that someday, someone will help the child learn to read.
We, at Asha, strive to be that ‘Hope’.
Asha for Education-WAH projects tackle issues and challenges on rural education by motivating children to attend school early on, in pre-primary levels, and by providing supplemental education in primary grade levels. Children in some schools are also provided free books, uniforms, transportation and mid day meals.
Our 2012 WAH projects that make an impact in rural India-
- Awantika, Madhya Pradesh
- Balia Gram Unnayan Samiti, West Bengal
- Mandra Lions Club, West Bengal
- Mukti Coaching Center, West Bengal
- Gramya Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh
- Seva Mandir, Rajasthan
We need your help to give hope to our first generation school goers. Let their hopes not be deferred endlessly to a point where their dreams are denied, and it’s too late.
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Asha for Education,
WAH 2012 Campaign,
PO Box 1287,
Princeton, NJ 08542