“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

India is currently facing one of the worst educational crises in the world. Over 17.7 million children are out of school. Illiteracy levels are as high as 40% and the foundation to improve these abysmal numbers appear lacking. Classrooms are understaffed. Teachers are not engaged so only 50% are teaching at any given time.
Drop-out rates are unusually high.

After starting primary school, 33% of the children drop out before they reach 5th grade! However, the most damning statistic is that although over half of India’s population is 25 years or younger, and approximately 10% of the population is under 5 years, India’s spending on education is just 3.3 percent of its GDP compared to an average 5.8 percent in developed countries.

According to Pratham’s Annual Education Report for rural India, enrollment in at schools is over 96% because of the free mid-day meal, however after three years at school, over 60% of the children still cannot read.


Our Vision

To advance global human rights through education

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the most disadvantaged children in underdeveloped communities.

Our Approach

Our Approach involves working with partners in local communities who share our vision and mission and volunteers who share our passion and commitment for international human rights and education. We support our local partners and volunteers so they can help educate and inspire the next generation of leaders to make a difference in their communities.


Schools (2021)


Volunteers (2021)


Students (2021)

What We Do

We work with our local partners and volunteers to educate the most disadvantaged children so that they can make a difference in their communities.


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