Yet many children in the country do not get quality education where they can learn and develop skills to accomplish their desire. We at Codefficient are willing to teach the less fortunate the art of Computer Science and Technology.
What happens when a country like India has over 3 million children living on the streets? Or has over 150 million children working as bonded laborers? Or one out of every six girl child does not live to see her 15th birthday? What happens when despite having a national policy for compulsory primary education, only 50% of children have access to education?
The statement “Children are the future of the nation” stops making sense, then! In fact, it sounds like an ominous prophecy. For how can we explain that even after several years of independence, half of India’s children are illiterate? Despite identifying primary education as a key thrust area and possessing one of the largest networks of schools in the world.
Clearly, we have a lot to answer for. And as concerned citizens do something about it; something meaningful and concrete. No more do we have the luxury of blaming the system or postponing our actions. The time to take collective as well as individual responsibility to remedy the present situation is here. Right now! And also we need much more Smiles to cater to the vast (increasing) number of children in our country’s population.
Definition of a Child in India
As per the child rights charter, a universal definition of “child” includes all persons under the age of 18, 40 per cent of India’s population is below the age of 18 years which at 400 million is the world’s largest child population.
Facts on Education
Less than half of India’s children between the age 6 and 14 go to school.A little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight.
Source: 7th All India Education Survey, 2002
Literacy Updates in India
The literacy ratio of India is 65.38% with male literacy at 75.85% and female literacy at 54.16% Of the 193 million Children in the age group 6 to 14 years, 8.1 million children are out of school as of Sept 2004 as per Government statistics.
Ministry of Finance / Press Information Bureau Data
Findings from the Survey – ‘Social infrastructure like education is as important as physical infrastructure, not only for sustaining high growth but also for enhancing welfare. The root of poverty often lies in illiteracy.’
Census of India 1991
We gathered a team of professionals who are ready to teach the less fortunate people age no bound and give them knowledge they desire. We also intend to help them achieve greater heights so they can contribute in improving the society and help the needy people.