Education is the road to sustainable change. Education unlocks a child’s potential and is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality.
While India supports the right of universal education until age 14, the statistics reveal that over 20% of the children between the ages 6 to 14 are not enrolled in schools. Even among enrolled children, attendance rates are low and 26% of the students drop out before grade 5. Recent statistics reveal that 115 million children of primary school age do not attend school.
The challenges are:
- Good schools are unaffordable
- No schools in many rural areas
- Parents are too poor to afford tuition fees
- Poor quality of education
- Inadequate qualified teachers
- Low-quality education materials
Empowered Poor currently is providing loans to various private school proprietors to improve and expand the quality of education. This allows them an opportunity to realize their potential.