According to the World Bank and Harvard University study, on any given day, 25% of teachers in India are absent in schools, with the rate being as high as 42% in poorer states. As India prepares to celebrate another Teacher’s Day on September 5th, it should serve as a reminder to all of us who had the opportunity to be educated that 43% primary schools in India have a teacher-student ratio of 1:40 or worse, against the mandated ratio of 1:30.
An important aspect in getting children to school is to first get teachers to attend school. For more than 20 years now, Asha for Education has not only strived to put the underprivileged children in schools, but has also constantly supported the teachers by providing them with adequate training, innovative teaching material and salaries so they are motivated to attend school and educate children in our projects.
Most teachers in primary schools earn $50 or less per month. On September 5th this year, celebrate the nobility of teachers and repay your teachers for their hard work by donating an hour of your salary to WAH.
“A child miseducated is a child lost.” Help us give the under-privileged children in India better hope for the future. Donate Now during our “Work an Hour” campaign. On an average one hour of your salary is all it takes to keep a child in school!