Acquisition of knowledge is the first step on the path to global sustainability, prosperity and world peace. Innovation and progress too come via education, a universal right.
According to a Sachar Committee report, 25 per cent children of Muslim parents in the 6-14 year age group have either never attended school or have dropped out, putting the literacy rate of the community much below the national average.
Due to rising inflation and unemployment, more parents are unable to provide basic food to their children or meet their school expenses. There are others who have little money to get their children admitted to schools but can’t afford to deal with daily expenses related to studies such as necessary stationery item, school bags, etc.
It is for this reason Media Council of India had launched its School Kit Project in 2017. It takes on the mammoth task of distributing school kits among needy every year. It may look like one-dimensional need. But school kit means much more to a child than just a regular part of school-going activity.
Council school kits, which allow students to further their studies, are particularly distributed among children living in unfavorable conditions or chronic poverty. Each bag contains adequate materials for one student to study for one year.
Through school kit distribution, Council not only seeks to enable children to pursue their education but also wants to raise awareness about the lack of access to education in the society. Council Schoolbag Project may not be offering the ultimate answer to all the problems of the needy students, but it is definitely a step forward to empower young children by providing them with a key tool to become learned, innovative and progressive members of a prosperous society.
Council school kit 2017 – which contains best possible support as per need like uniform, shoes, fee along with a good looking bag, set of pencil, eraser, rubber, sharpener, glue and pen sachets, biscuits, note pad and reading books etc.
Council is thankful to its sponsors, donors, philanthropists and dedicated volunteers who are keen to reduce school dropouts in India and strengthen our educational efforts.
In this year, we planned more than 8,000 students by providing school kits. These school kits will be distributed among very needy students of Karnataka, AP, Telanghana, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar,West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Haryana, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. We are also thankful to local volunteer who helped us in reaching deserving students and prioritising educational assistance within School Kit Program.
These school kits are simply a token of our faith in those children’s potential. This is just to make them feel that they are not alone. School kit project aims to show our commitment, love and care for these poor children and give them confidence and courage to grasp each moment of development with both hands.