Nelson Mandela has rightly said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
We completely agree with Mandela. Education works like a magic wand to obliterate all inequalities that exist within a society. In Academic Care, Interns at HOPE teaches children from class 1st to 12th belonging to different backgrounds. We lay emphasis on providing the practical application of knowledge.
Around 50% students do not even get primary education, and those do, they have to abandon it due to financial reasons. Further, the government funded schools are in a devastating condition. The infrastructure and the resources are unbelievably poor. Poor children attend these schools because their pocket cannot pay for more than this. They do not get even 0.1% of the desired quality of education. This results into early drop-outs, morale degradation and wastage of resources.
In our Academic Care programme, we attend to each of the above stated issues. We go beyond what is written into textbooks.
In the cities where we have launched our Academic Care programme, we have been able to educate 80-90% of our targeted children who could neither read nor write their own name hitherto, but now have become proficient in both reading and writing. Keeping the material aspect aside, the most crucial thing that we have been able to achieve through this campaign is their confidence. We have been able to instil a ray of hope into them, which allows them to dream big, which allows them to see the wonderful world out there!