Education is a national level programme of Smile Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children. Smile Foundation believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there's no better place to start than in the corridors of education.
Being statistically enrolled into a formal school does not ensure a growing rate of literacy in a country, given the numerous other conditions that lead to a huge percentage of drop-outs from all the government schools, the statistics of which might often go unnoticed. Thousands of children are still far away from a healthy educational environment with an unbelievably huge number of children leaving education midway and many other suffering from low learning problems. The reasons for low learning include non-availability of professionally trained teachers and adverse Pupil Teacher Ratios as well as infrastructural limitations, and in a high number of cases, the socio-economic factors and home environment that detrimentally affect a child learning, growth and development.
Once a student becomes a drop-out due to these various contributing factors, along with a pressure of low economic earning at home, the child is removed from mainstream education and eventually is lost under various layers of social ills. Saving these children from this disastrous and undeserving fate is something alarmingly important, and something we must be aware of. It is only just to give each not so privileged child the fair chance she/he deserves in shaping the future of the nation. Only meaningful education has the power to turn the hidden potential in every child into proficiency and expertise to go out and take on the world.
In response to the pronounced need, we have pledged to work towards improving the quality of school education and learning outcomes of children from low-income communities in India by offering complementary and support services through ASHA Welfare Society. Through this model of remedial education, we are reaching out to as many children as possible, within the premises of the government schools, to fill in all the gaps that might make them miss a chance to leave their marksin the course of time.