The ‘Future of India The Winning Leap‘ an article by PWC notes that high-quality education builds a nation’s human capital. To avoid squandering its demographic dividend, India must make substantial reforms in its education sector. The nation’s education system has benefited the upper class, producing a number of global CEOs. But it hasn’t worked for the masses: India has the largest illiteracy rate—33%—in the world, in part because education is not yet available to everyone.
We have defined the growth vector for education as an increase in average years of schooling from seven in 2012 to eight in 2024. Achieving these targets will require innovative solutions across the education value chain. Results will include reductions in dropout rates and greater enrollment in upper secondary education. Improving infrastructure for secondary education and improving student-to-teacher ratios as well as teacher quality are top priorities.
YOU have the power to help us achieve these goals! Individuals, groups, and companies can “adopt” a local Government School to improve the quality of education offered to the students. Whether it is the school you went to as a child, the school a close friend or relative attended, a school nearby to your home or business, or simply a school that you want to help, you can support the school and students so they have a more equal environment and opportunity to succeed.
Infrastructure, training’s, and learning equipment are three areas we have identified as high needs for Government Schools. Reaching Hand, the “adopters,” and the adopted school will work together to determine needs and raise the funds necessary to impact these areas. Over time, we envision all adopted schools becoming Model Schools in our society.