Education: Paving the Path to Progress
Dedicated to promoting education as a transformative force
Access to Success: Bridging Educational Gaps
Driven by an unwavering belief in education’s transformative power, MCRF stands as a vanguard for reshaping the educational paradigm. We recognise education as the bedrock of societal progress and advocate placing it at the forefront of government priorities.
In Telangana’s educational landscape, MCRF’s vision is enhancing both quality and accessibility. We are acutely aware of the challenges; many children face barriers to education due to financial constraints and limited facilities. With determination, we’re crafting a holistic strategy to ensure financial aid and alternative learning avenues for students at all levels.
Telangana has the fourth-lowest literacy rate in the country
Males are literate than females
Has access to Free Education
We, the MCRF foundation, are using education as the most powerful weapon to change the nation and change the world.
Some Ground Realities
Challenging Educational Disparities
- According to a survey by the Smile Foundation, around 59 million of India’s 200 million children between the ages of 6 and 14 do not attend school.
- Four out of every 10 children who start school will drop out before completing elementary school.
- A staggering 29 out of 100 students drop out before completing the full cycle of elementary education, and these are often marginalised children. (Source: SRI-IMRB Surveys, 2009 and 2014)
- Approximately 50 percent of adolescents do not complete secondary education, and about 20 million children do not attend preschool. (Source: Rapid Survey of Children, 2013-2014 MWCD)
Gender Disparities in Literacy
- Telangana has the fourth-lowest literacy rate in the country, at 72.8 percent, and the second-lowest literacy rate among rural women, at 53.7 percent.
- According to the National Statistical Office (NSO) data on literacy, 15.4 percent more males are literate than females in Telangana, the highest gap in all the southern states.
- Telangana has the country’s seventh-lowest rate of free education recipients. Only 37.1% of the state’s population, aged 3 to 35, has access to free education.
A closer look
Children in India are not receiving a quality education. While some children simply do not have access to a school, others are disadvantaged due to socio-economic factors. Unfortunately, those who are lucky enough to enroll often drop out due to inadequate school infrastructure and curriculum. Oftentimes, parents don’t value education enough to send their children to school.
A Future of Empowerment: Changing Lives Through Education
Through MCRF’s impactful contributions, we’re scripting a future where education stands as the cornerstone of empowerment, growth, and societal progress. We believe in breaking the cycle of poverty by providing quality education to the children of Telangana.
Quality free education is key to eliminating poverty in a single generation. And the same is essential for building a future for human security, community growth, and national progress.
Education imparted should aim to bring about changes not only in the amount of knowledge acquired but also in ability and skills for doing so, thinking, and acquiring habits, skills, and attitudes that characterize an individual who is socially accepted and adjusted.
Vision: Our aim is to work towards breaking the cycle of poverty through standard education for the children of Telangana.
We believe that we have the social responsibility to start educating children at a young age.
We’re committed to ensuring every child in Telangana has access to quality education. Our foundation trains volunteers to conduct community surveys, identify tutors, and counsel parents on the importance of education. Learning centres and mobile learning centres are being established to mainstream dropouts, child labourers, slum children, and street children into education.
The transformative power of education
Educated communities produce better citizens, fuel innovation, and lead to increased employment opportunities. MCRF’s mission is to help children become skilled professionals, bringing positive changes to their families and communities and alleviating poverty.