The Planning Commission report says a child is an invaluable asset to any society and has a definite role to play in the development of the nation. The future of a country depends on how its children are being nurtured to become the future citizens of the country. Some of the children, forced by their socio-economic conditions, take up work at a crucial formative age.
The 86th Amendment to the Constitution of India made education a fundamental right. And now, after enforcement of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 from April 1, 2010, it has implications for fulfilment of the obligation of the state to ensure that every child is in school. But, despite the enforcement of the act, a number of children do not attend schools and are engaged in some form of work. The review of the magnitude of child labour in the country suggests that as per the Census 2001, there are 1.26 crore economically active children in the age-group of 5-14 years. The number was 1.13 crore in the 1991 Census.
It is unfortunate that the problem of child labour exists to a large extent in the country. In fact, child labour is the result of various ills in society. Poverty and illiteracy are two such manifestations that are visible but there are many other factors that are inbuilt in the society, like the position of women in the family, traditional and cultural practices and feudal attitudes in the country. These factors perpetuate this problem.
Some Facts :
In India, only 53% of habitations have a primary school.
In India, only 20% of habitations have a secondary school.
On an average an upper primary school is 3 km away in 22% of areas under habitations.
In nearly 60% of schools, there are less than two teachers to teach Classes I to V.
On an average, there are less than three teachers per primary school. They have to manage classes from I to V every day.
Dropout rates increase alarmingly in class III to V, its 50% for boys, 58% for girls.
1 in 40, primary school in India is conducted in open spaces or tents.
More than 50% of girls fail to enroll in school; those that do are likely to drop out by the age of 12.
50% of Indian children aged 6-18 do not go to school
Undeveloped and developing countries such India in which number of children are wandering on roads without education. In India, even government arranges free and compulsory education to children but government of India fails to give shelter to such children. To fill up that deficiency, many NGO organizations came to picture to provide facilities.
India NGO has been successful to a large extent in extending quality educational for slum children in various parts of India. In fact these organisations have been immensely successful in improving the quality of primary education. The purpose of education is to create responsible citizens and Educational NGO is working towards this mission.
In India we find several millions of children deprived of their right to education. Even though Indian government has been taking up several welfare programs and activities, they are not reaching the target group due to some selfish middlemen. India NGO has proved to be a boon in disguise in this situation. Several NGO are operating in various cities in India trying to uplift poor and downtrodden people.
Time and again it has been proved that single handily neither government nor India NGO can be successful in their tasks. Collaboration between these two can accomplish the task more easily.
Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society (SERUDS) is a voluntary organization (VO), Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), non profit charity created by likeminded people who are up to making a difference in the society by working for the holistic development of poorer communities focusing on care for elderly, destitute women and underprivileged children. SERUDS has been working in the rural & urban slums for the last 8years and has made inroads into rural & urban development in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
SERUDS NGO India works for the empowerment of under privileged, vulnerable and needy sections of the society particularly Children, Women and Youth. SERUDS approach is to address the health, education, environment, economic, cultural issues of the society. SERUDS India NGO aims to facilitate for the self-sufficiency and overall development of all irrespective of caste, creed and gender. SERUDS a NGO in India works in diversified activities like awareness creation, capacity building, skill development, sustainable livelihoods, rural & agricultural development and slum development. It also provides relief to victims of atrocities, harassment and natural calamities like drought & floods. Visit http://www.serudsindia.org for more details on the activities .
SERUDS has been a committed organisation and to continue the good work are looking for funds. If you are seriously interested in participating yourself for the social cause you can donate using the following link:http://www.serudsindia.org/donate.html