The Crisis

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Only 5% of Indians are university graduates

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Less than 1/2 of rural children in grade 8 can perform simple division

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93% of 8 year old students in rural India have been beaten by teachers

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Only 2% of India's manual workforce is skilled

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Only 7% of Indian graduates are employable as professionals

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1/4 of the government school teachers are missing on any given day

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Less than 1/2 of rural children in grade 5 can read grade 2 textbooks

A Chinese citizen is 20 times more likely to file a patent than an Indian

Poor girls growing up in India face many levels of discrimination. The child sex ratio in the country is unnaturally low with only 919 girls present for every 1000 boys, due to sex-selective abortion of female children. Girls who do survive are less likely to be well-nourished and given adequate medical care compared to their brothers. Young girls face a high risk of child marriage and underage pregnancy with 33% of girls being married under 18. Education is a proven way of helping young women realize their potential, increase their earnings and delay marriage until adulthood. Unfortunately the state of public education in the country is highly lacking which means that most girls are never given adequate opportunities to establish independence and challenge the social malpractises they face.  Thus, we believe we can create maximum positive social impact by providing quality education to disadvantaged Indian girls. 

 

Sources: Annual State of Education Report 2016; Census of India 2011;  World Intellectual Property Organisation 2014

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