Education Sector

Basic Education (specifically early grade reading) Go Back

Right to education regardless of race or ethnic group, boy or girl, rich or poor, living with disabilities or with HIV – all children must have full opportunity to become a productive member of society, and must have the right to speak up and be heard.

Steps have been taken by the government but still lot of drawbacks hamper the world standards of each child completing primary education.

  1. There were an estimated two million 6 to 14-year-olds in India out-of-school in 2015.
  2. One in twenty three children left school before reaching Grade 5 and about one in five children left school before reaching Grade 10 in 2014.
  3. Around 1/3 of Indian high school graduates are considered to be unable to read fluently at seventh-grade level.
  4. Adult literacy rate: 59.3% for females; 78.8% for males as of now in the population of over 1.2 billion.
  5. Girls are still less likely to enroll in school than boys; in 2015, for elementary school (Grades 1-8) girls’ enrolment was still 3.3 points lower than boys, for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC), the gender gap was around 3 points.

Millennium Alliance has taken education as one of the most important sectors for improvement in India. Though the country has seen improvements from past years but a lot is still left to be desired, Millennium Alliance would help innovators help India overcome the deficit in education.