Various reports have indicated that less than 10% of the revenues allocated for the underprivileged reach the beneficiaries. The administrative and aligned costs eat up unimaginable chunk of our taxes. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is the best way to deploy the funds where they matter. The reputed Indian Corporates have been following the CSR practices decades before it became mandatory. The Tata Companies, for example, made community service as its inherent part of business more than a century ago. The Corporate sector has long realised that the best way to contribute to the society is to educate and sensitize the future generation. The current environment and the measures taken are not sufficient and effective to mould the little angels in remote village schools. That’s where technology intervention becomes the best tool for progressive CSR teams and rural education can make an impact in people’s minds.
- 59% of class V students cannot read class II text book (up from 43% in year 2010).
- 47% of class V students cannot do simple two digit subtraction (up from 29% in year 2010).
- 74% of class V students cannot do simple division (up from 64% in year 2010).
- 57% of Indian schools have 3 teachers or less.
- Quality and Quantity is an issue.
- Students are poor in basic reading and maths skills.
- Low motivation–Low Confidence.
We can make a difference by:
- Empowering village youth through education.
- Providing technology driven quality education at affordable costs to masses.