‘Education shapes the people we are and hope to become. ‘
In India, we hear about rapes because those rapists have not been given the correct set of values as children, they have not been taught how to respect women. We hear about murders because those murderers haven’t been taught the value of life. We hear about communal riots because difference in religion has become a difference between the wrong and right. Social development is what we all want and hope for. How to achieve it, is what most of us don’t know.
Social development has a lot to do with the right education. It’s the overall development of a child which will enable him/her to compete with this overly competitive world. We at Insaniyat recognize that every child at its nascent stage needs to be molded with quality education in order for him/her to become a better human being and to bring about his personal growth.
As per the census report of out-of-school-children in 2009 was 4.28million and increased to 17.7million in 2014.
The enrollment of children in primary education dropped from 137.1 million in 2012 to 132.4million in 2014.
We look at collaborating with orphanages in order to provide a platform for children to attain a chance at good education and to reach out to them with the importance of basic education atleast.
Anand Kendra is one such orphanage that we worked closely with for a two month summer seminar. We gave the children free classes in English, Math, Value Education and Mixed Martial Arts.
While coming up with this educational module we laid emphasis on a balanced structure, something that most governmental schools lack. English is important for universal communication, Math to sharpen intelligence and MMA to divert physical energy. Education is the base for children to develop powerful personalities. Realization of its importance will be a great step on converting education from a luxury to a basic necessity.
Yes we agree that the right to education act did come into existence in 2009 and the numbers do seem to prove a sharp increase in our literacy rates-pegged at 71% in rural India and 86% in urban India as of 2015, but again these are just numbers, the issue is actually at the grass root level where the education angle is just a farce. There are schools but a lack of teachers. There is a canteen but no food. From the educational scams like The Bihar educational tragedy to the Mumbai University cheating scam or reservation problems there are several issues to resolve. Combine the never ending communal issues and the constant threat of some form of communal backlash, the education sector is already facing the brunt and is on its path to rapid disintegration.
This needs to stop now! We want to be at the forefront of this change of providing quality education. Join us and do your bit for society!