Welcome to Rah Foundation
Welcome to Rah Foundation
The majority of India still lives in villages and so the topic of rural education in India is of utmost importance. Drop-outs of rural students are increasing and more than half of the students in fifth grade are unable to read a second-grade textbook and are not able to solve simple mathematical problems. Not only this, but the level of mathematics and reading is also further declining. Though efforts are being made, they are not in the right direction the reason cited for this problem is the students are not attending school regularly, parents are not much concern to provide education to their children and quality education are not providing to the children. These are a few reasons why schools have failed to educate rural India.
Quality and access to education is the major concern in rural schools as there are fewer committed teachers, lack of proper textbooks and learning material in the school, Though Government schools exist, when compared to private schools then quality is a major issue and But due to lack of money, they are not able to send their children to private schools and hence depend upon government schools for education. Above that, in some of the government schools, there is only one teacher for the entire school and if they don’t show up at work, then it is a holiday. If the quality along with the number of teachers and, those too committed teachers can be improved in these schools, then aspiring rural children and India can fulfill their dreams of doing something great.
Education and textbooks should be made interesting. For rural student’s textbooks related to their culture, their traditions and values should also be there to create their interest in studies. The reasons behind so many drop-outs despite free education should be found out as this is a hurdle on the road to progress. Improvement in the condition of government school, education quality, committed teachers should be part of the development. There is a difference between city and village students not in terms of brain or development but their initial environment, skills learning ability, availability of infrastructure, and access to different facilities. All of these must be considered while making the curricula which should not be diriment but how it is going to be taught would make the difference.
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said that reopening of schools and the flow of money to the poor would be crucial as the country limps back from the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We need to open the schools so that the children do not lose years of Education and provide remedial education. That’s going to be very important.”
With the objective to provide quality education, reducing dropouts, bridging the gap between parents and teachers, teach children in play way methods, inculcating values, Students lead happier lives, making meaningful contributions to their communities by developing skills like empathy, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration among them, to support students become mindful and self-aware to deal with stressful & conflicting situations around them while building meaningful relationships. A Learning center is established by RAH Foundation in Urban Slum in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Where more than 100 children were enrolled and getting quality education, due to the COVID-19 and stay home advisory from the Government of UP, Learning centers were closed. As the COVID conditions are on ease and government ordered to reopen the schools, RAH Foundation team is planning to re-open the learning centers with limited number of students in first phase.