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After a gap of two years, schools have reopened. Watching children go back to school, meet their friends, share lunch and play together has been a moment to rejoice. But this is just one side of the fence.

The pandemic affected every child, but some suffered more than others. Children from socio-economically weaker sections, tribal belts, remote rural areas and urban slums, became the worst sufferers. When the schools were shut, only about 28% children living in rural areas and slums had access to digital learning. Education came to a halt for lakhs of children, who had already been struggling in the pre-pandemic world.

Smile Foundation, through its ‘Shiksha Na Ruke’ initiative has been helping children from difficult circumstances get back to school and restart their lives positively, and with hope. At present, we are directly providing education to over 100,000 children in 23 states of India.

Despite all the odds, these young champions have not given up and continue to dream and work hard. With your support, we can fuel their dreams with accessible and quality education. Join hands with us to ensure a happy and safe childhood for all!

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP IN THE EDUCATION OF 1 CHILD FOR 6 MONTHS
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About the Campaign

Access to education has always been a challenge for under-privileged children. However, due to the pandemic, as livelihoods were affected and many families were further pushed into poverty, lesser-privileged children suffered the most.

Schools were closed, education shifted online and economic vulnerability forced many children to compromise on their education and drop out of school to engage in menial labour. Thousands of children are missing from classrooms and have returned to work in factories, tea-stalls, sweatshops.

Out-of-school girls face early marriage, or worse. Boys are dropping out too  sometimes, reversing all precedent, more than girls from the need to earn money and provide for the family. The International Labour Organization has predicted that with the pandemic, the world will witness a surge in child labour for the first time in 20 years, reversing years of progress.

The impact of the pandemic has been deep and long lasting. While privileged children could go back to school, under-privileged children have been struggling to get their lives back to normal. Coping with the expenses of the new online mode of learning has also posed as a challenge for many.

Therefore, to ensure education for all, our campaign ‘Shiksha Na Ruke’ aims not only at bringing drop out children back to school but also in enabling uninterrupted learning for children through access to resources needed for their education.  

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MY SHIKSHA STORY

SHIKSHA IN NEWS

Our Interventions

Vocational Education & Skill Training

Regular health check-ups & nutrition support

Training and capacity building of teachers

Promoting socio-emotional well being

Primary and Secondary education for underprivileged children

Infrastructure development, STEM learning programmes with government schools

Digital literacy and learning access to rural & tribal children

Merit-based scholarships for girl children focused on holistic development

Campaign Collaborations

Surveys by Smile Foundation:

  1. Learning Loss & Education Recovery (2022) Read More

  2.  Children & The Pandemic (2020) Read More