No One will Drop School Now
As per the data, India has the highest number of out-of-school adolescents in the world. One out of every eight students enrolled in a school or college tends to drop out midway without completing the education and over 62% of all dropouts happen at the school level, a survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of the government of India has revealed.
More than one-third of the dropouts (boys as well as girls) happen at the secondary and upper primary levels of education. While 19.8 per cent students discontinued education at the secondary level, about 17.5 per cent dropped out at the upper primary level. Even urbanised states like Delhi too have a dropout rate of over 20%.
There are over 3.8 crore students enrolled at the secondary level of which 44.3% are in government schools, a little over 20% are with government-aided schools and nearly 35% are with private-unaided schools.
Financial constraint or non-affordability of education is still one of the major reasons for discontinuation of education in India. About 25% of the boys and 18% of girls drop out from different levels of education due to financial reasons.
Dropping out of school has serious consequences for students, their families. Students who drop out of school face social stigma, fewer job opportunities, lower salaries, and higher probability of involvement with the criminal justice system and lead to higher unemployment.
While the Government and non-government organisations are teaming up to support them, and are rallying behind their cause, yet all this is insufficient though commendable. Much help is still needed, and organized to have a meaningful impact on these lives.
SAVRAM Foundation is initiating a program- “No One will Drop School Now” to extend support to such students whose families are unable to support their education, so they can continue to complete their school education. The identified children who will receive support under this initiative will be of the following forms:
1) Payment of tuition Fee to the School
2) Support in the living expenses of the child
3) Support for Books and other educational accessories to continue education of the child
4) Monitoring the progress of child and assist to choose suitable higher education/career option or appropriately skilling to be employable after school based on competence/interest of the child
5) General counselling to the family of such children for their support in educating the child
6) Any other support needed on case to case basis
To begin with, the children will be identified in a radius of 200 kms from Delhi preferably those who are not provided any support by any NGO or not able to get any Governmental support.
These children will be identified through recommendation of various schools and/ or volunteers of SAVRAM Foundation beginning from 15th November 2021.
SAVRAM will document the trajectory of these children to prepare case stories that inspire others to help and see how their contributions for the needy in these situations can make all the difference in the lives impacted.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can contribute, as a volunteer and / or donor, in one or more following ways to bring back smile and good fortune to these children and their families who are victim of financial constraints:
a) Volunteer for identifying such children/ families / verifying genuineness of facts submitted by such families
b) Assist the eligible family members getting appropriate employment, through linking to opportunities
c) Adopt one or more such children and incur their expenses (estimated below) either directly or through SAVRAM Foundation for a specified time period
● Education support for one child @ Rs.12,000/- for one year
● Living Expenses support to a child @ Rs.12,000/- for one year
d) Volunteer and provide general counselling to children/their families
e) Volunteer and monitor progress of a child, mentor/guide children for higher education / appropriate skilling
f) Provide monetary donations
g) Donate Education Material / essential household items (non-perishable only) for such children
SAVRAM FOUNDATION is a non-profit nongovernmental charitable organisation. It is registered with the Registrar of Trusts New Delhi and under Section 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961. It is also registered for undertaking CSR activities with Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
You can make your contribution as per following details, the donations made will be tax deductible under section 80G of the Income Tax Act’1961
|Bank Name||Kotak Mahindra Bank|
|Account Holder Name||SAVRAM Foundation|
For online payment click the link : https://rzp.io/l/a1GZOXc8yJ
Please extend your support and resolve to bring back smiles on some faces together with SAVRAM Foundation. As the saying goes, “the more you give, the more you receive- blessing and abundance”. You can write to us with ideas, suggestions, and details of support you may wish to provide at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact following volunteers for further details:
Dharmendra Khatri - 7678362520
Manoj P P - 9911846232