Forced to stay indoors with schools being shut down, children became one of the worst sufferers of the pandemic. While many children shifted to digital mode of learning, the less privileged children did not have similar access to technology and their education came to a halt.


These children have already had difficult journeys, having fought the shackles of poverty, child labour, and much more to finally reach school. But the pandemic has reversed their years of struggle.


The biggest question for these children and their families is –
WILL THE PANDEMIC BE AN END TO THEIR EDUCATION, THEIR DREAMS?


With one year's gap in education, over 24 million children* (UN Data) globally are at the risk of dropping out of school. In India, 5.3 percent of rural children aged 6-10 years did not enroll in school, compared to 1.8 percent in the previous year (ASER Report).


As the phased reopening of schools starts after nearly two years, will these children get back to school? Or will they be forced to drop out and return to the dreaded reality of child labour and early marriage?


Join hands with Smile Foundation to ensure that #ShikshaNaRuke – education does not stop for any child. Donate to help these little dreamers continue their education.



Forced to stay indoors with schools being shut down, children became one of the worst sufferers of the pandemic. While many children shifted to digital mode of learning, the less privileged children did not have similar access to technology and their education came to a halt.


These children have already had difficult journeys, having fought the shackles of poverty, child labour, and much more to finally reach school. But the pandemic has reversed their years of struggle.


The biggest question for these children and their families is –
WILL THE PANDEMIC BE AN END TO THEIR EDUCATION, THEIR DREAMS?


With one year's gap in education, over 24 million children* (UN Data) globally are at the risk of dropping out of school. In India, 5.3 percent of rural children aged 6-10 years did not enroll in school, compared to 1.8 percent in the previous year (ASER Report).


As the phased reopening of schools starts after nearly two years, will these children get back to school? Or will they be forced to drop out and return to the dreaded reality of child labour and early marriage?


Join hands with Smile Foundation to ensure that #ShikshaNaRuke – education does not stop for any child. Donate to help these little dreamers continue their education.


Key Interventions under Shiksha Na Ruke

Invention

TOOLS FOR EDUCATION

Provision of smartphones and tablets for the deprived children

ALTERNATE LEARNING MEDIUMS

Curating educational content for radio, television, door to door visits

TEACHERS TRAINING

Training teachers for the dynamic digital learning environment

COUNSELLING FOR PARENTS

Regular counselling of parents to ensure the child’s participation

ENSURING MENTAL WELL BEING

Regular helpline services and one-on-one mentoring sessions for children to keep them engaged

49,274 children enrolled

201 Mission Education centres

22 states across India

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