In many rural areas, children – especially girls – take up the burden in the household at an early age by working in the field, cleaning the house and fetching water for daily necessities. In addition, they are married off to support their family in any way they can. Education is considered essential for a family to escape poverty and lead a fruitful life. To the contrary, parents are hesitant to send their child to school. In addition, schools are sparsely located and far away from the rural communities. This makes education a daunting task as children don’t even complete their primary education in time. This contradicts with with WHO’s sustainable development goals that pertain to children and access to quality education (SDG 4).
To alleviate this problem, I Care planned to renovate unequipped rural schools that called “das schools”. This would include the renovating classrooms and equipping the institutions with school materials (including uniforms) and other necessities. In addition, we create awareness regarding personal responsibilities among members of society so parents are aware of the vast benefits of teaching their children and how it contributes to a better livelihood for the family.