By the government estimate, out of 200
million children in the age group of 6 to
14 in India, around 59 million do not
attend school. Of the rest, who are
currently in school, 4 out of every 10
children beginning to attend school will
drop out before completing their primary
When a child is born in the house of a poor
person he is taken as an addition to the number
of earners. He is rarely sent to school and
mainly made to learn the tactics of the father’s
vocation so that he can also start earning.
Without the necessary education, children are
far more likely to be poor when they are adults,
creating a vicious cycle of poverty.
Among the world’s 10 richest
people, four are Indians. On the
other side, 17 million Indian
children work as labourers.
Poor children see times where fingers gifted for holding a pencil
or a crayon are smeared with sand and mud to relieve their
hungry stomachs, the back is burdened with load of their
younger brother or sister instead of their school bags.
Ironically, they are part of constructing school buildings and
they never get a chance to study in them. Since the worth of
education is not known to the parents, the children are not
sent to school and are sent to work by compulsion and not by
choice, mostly by parents or are made to stay back,which
gives them a sense of insecurity . What if we can educate
these children on the parents working sites itself?
Getting a child educated
Teaching children around you.
Being more active to the happenings
around, can make a big difference
in the current situation and
condition of children of India.
Help a poor child to acquire proficiency in language
Monthly support for a Village Tuition Centre that
provides supplementary learning to school going children
Educate a disabled child for a year
Sponsor a child's education (inclusive of fees, books,
uniforms, supplementary nutrition and medical check up)
Donate a bicycle to a poor school going child
Education, transportation and medical expenses can be
Part sponsor a year’s college education of a needy
1 month Computer Training expenses for 48 Poor Tribal
where education comes knocking at your door”
Main idea of Education Knocks
Imparting education to children of labour should be
incorporated as essential part of any contract whether for
construction or for allowing any industry, power projects,
University etc. because these projects do take a minimum of
five to six years for completion and if it possible to educate
these children at their parents working sites, at least 90%of
the children can get basic primary education and a better
understanding.In the agreements and contracts a list of all
the total number of workers and their children should be
submitted along with a consent letter by a local society,
NGO’s and volunteers, who are willing to take up
“education knocks” literacy programmed.
Education going to the doorstep.
No regular employees.
Making education available on humanitarian
Lucrative, interesting and entertaining classes with
basic teaching of computers.
Audio visual teaching aids to show educative movies
and programmes, talk shows.
Syllabus books, vocational training books and mobile
Atleast two sets of uniforms should be provided so
that the children have proper clothes to wear.
A nutritious meal or some snacks to improve
Bi-weekly, monthly and annual examinations with
Small educative tours for better exposure of the
Incentives should be given to families where all the children are educated.
Increments to the labourers should be based on their zeal and effort shown by
them to provide education.
Classification of contractors in categories should also be based on the number
of children of labour class being educated by them during the tenure of the
Minimum ISO (international Organization for Standardization) standards
should be set for any industry and construction companies to encourage them to
take up education knocks literacy programme.
ITEM OF EXPANDITURE COST PER ANNUM
TEACHING STAFF 3,00,000
BOOKS (500 per student) 25,000
STATIONERY(200 per student, per month) 60,000
UNIFORM (1200 per student for 2 pairs) 60,000
SNACKS(50 per day) 30,000
APPROXIMATE BUDGET FOR “EDUCATION KNOCKS” LITERACY PROGRAMMME
(Considering 50 students under one contractor)
The total annual budget sums up to approximately 6Lakhs.
Even a small building takes minimum 5 years for construction, thus total cost= 30Lakhs.
If the total cost of construction is 6crore,this project shall take only 5% of it.
The money collected from the education cess ,the aids by the state and central government ,and world
bank. Should be utilized for forming :-
•Mobile library (including toys for small children) costing approximately 50,000
•Audio visual teaching aids costing approximately 2,50,000.
* THIS BUDGET IS TAKEN WITH APPROXIMATE MINIMUM VALUES.