Education is more than schooling and acquiring knowledge; it teaches us how to think to discover our ignorance and to enrich our lives.
If we look at the present statistics of India:
- 40% of India’s population is below the age of 18 years which at 400 million is the world’s largest child population.
- Less than half of India’s children between the age of 6 and 14 go to school.
- A little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight.
While education is every child’s basic right, severe poverty and deprivation, population growth, war zones and natural catastrophes are depriving many children of a world of books and learning. India’s literacy rate is about 74% – leaving a quarter of the population without basic reading and writing skills.
Poverty and illiteracy are closely linked – and with the second largest population in the world, India is home to one-third of all world poverty. While 22% of Indians fall below the poverty line, it has been estimated that more than half of the nation’s population lacks even basic literacy skills. Though India’s poverty condition seems to be improving, the level of illiteracy, low levels of education and malnutrition still remains a matter of concern.
We at Live Care Foundation aim to provide education to every destitute, especially children so that they can be prevented from child labor and thereby grow into well rounded individuals seeking better opportunities. We mainly endeavor to promote a girl child’s education in a safe, secure and gender responsive environment; and make an effort to improve the condition of a girl child who is often neglected in our Indian society and provide her a life of dignity.
Education is the movement from darkness to light. It helps to light the world by lighting up minds. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
We believe in grooming the society by providing education to each poor so that even they are able to raise their standard of living and nevertheless; one must know that any change we want to witness in society comes from a good education itself.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which can cause you to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Education is not the answer, but is the means to get to the answers. Hence, educating every single individual and destitute becomes a must and we strive for that.