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by Aruna – 8 million Indian children not in school?

Educational progress in India?

children-gather-for-a-photo-indiaINDIA : Some eight million children in India between the ages of 6 and 14 are not enrolled in schools.

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), there are nearly 165 million child labourers in India. They mostly work as rag pickers and earn about half a dollar a day. They come from large families who are too poor to send them to school.

Education is a distant dream that they share with nearly 40 per cent of India’s illiterate population. “Child labour issue is very serious in India. Even on the streets of Delhi or on the crossings of Delhi, you find children either selling books or magazines, or simply begging. The government’s response to this has been very poor.

While the government has now made education a right of all children till the age of 14, getting the kids to school is a tough task.

But there are some innovative ideas.

A scheme called “Adopt A Girl” is helping to boost the female literacy rate.
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Under this plan girls living in slums are given free textbooks, stationery and a school bag. They also get mentors who personally ensure that the girls stay in school.

“If common people fund the education of a single child, it’s no more than US$6 a year. Since we started ‘Adopt A Girl,’ the education of 20,000 girls has been funded,” said Brijmohan Agarwal, Education Minister for Chhatisgarh state. Other organisations are hoping to attract children to attend school by changing the syllabus.

Many children in India have to walk miles to reach a school. Sometimes there are not enough teachers, and schools are just dilapidated shacks.

India spends less on education than countries such as China, Vietnam and Cuba.

India Children slum school

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  Salvador – Orihuela, Spain wrote @

Comunist countries spend a lot of money in education, it´s important for them. I don t know how is the education in that countries.

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