Education for Underprivileged Children
"Gurukul" is a step towards preparing the young minds of India for life. Diya India believes that education is the only weapon which can solve all the problems in the world and every child must exercise their “Right to education”. The foundation is currently supporting two schools: Chetan Vidya Mandir and Chetan Play Way running at Nihal Vihar, a slum area in Delhi with the objective to provide an opportunity to the underprivileged children to bridge thegap from the streets to the school.
The foundation ensures that the children are provided with the best quality of education, along with regular health check-ups. Apart from professional teachers and clean infrastructure, the children are supported with books, uniforms, shoes and stationary. The curriculum is designed with a major emphasis on co-curricular activities and sports to ensure their overall development.
At least 35 million children aged 6 – 14 years do not attend school in India. Furthermore, 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate and only 53% of habitation has a primary school. The literacy rate ratio of India is 65.38% with male literacy at 75.85% and female literacy at 54.16%.