Education should not stop

Mission Education, the education programme of Darakht Chhanv Foundation provides basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children, with the belief that education is both the means as well as the end to a better life because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood while also increasing one’s awareness on a range of issues; in the process helping him/her evolve as a better citizen. Darakht Chhanv Foundation , educational initiatives include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going], Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs]. It is an education NGOM which works for education for underprivileged children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education, so that they and their families get empowered.

As the phased reopening of schools starts,

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.

With one year’s gap in education, over 24 million children* globally are at the risk of dropping out of school. In India, 5.3 percent of rural children aged 6-10 years have not enrolled in school this year, compared to 1.8 percent in 2018*

Through its Shiksha Na Ruke (Education should not stop) initiative, Darakht Chhanv Foundation has been making an effort to help less privileged children continue their education through a blended learning approach during the pandemic.

From creating innovative learning material at home to borrowing smart phones to study online, and attending cluster classes in the communities wearing masks, these children are stopping at nothing. Despite the odds, they have not given up on their education and their dreams. Then, how can we?

Join hands with #ShikshaNaRuke to ensure that education does not stop for any child.

Educate a girl child “She can fly”

A mother, a sister, a daughter, a home-maker, a teacher, a doctor, a leader; women hold our worlds together in a million ways. A girl child comes into this world with just as many expectations, dreams and aspiration as a boy, but soon finds out that her way towards achieving them is much more challenging. The mere absence of an education and the many different set of rules that a girl has to follow according to the norms of the society makes her suffer mentally, emotionally and physically from a very young age.

Darakht Chhanv Foundation’s initiative ‘She Can Fly’ is an effort to enable, equip and empower girl children with quality education, proper nutrition, good health, adequate skills, and above all a lot of self-confidence to help them live their lives to their fullest potential.

This is also a step towards sensitizing the civil society at large and helping create a girl child/women friendly society to help her thrive.

Let us all come forward and join hands to give wings to her dreams. Empower, educate, and make her strong to stand her own ground and shine in her efforts. She Can Fly, let’s give her the sky!