Education: a fundamental right
Education is a fundamental Human right whom every child should benefit. Learning to read, write and count is the basis of all school education, allowing children to become the adults of tomorrow.
Indira Ghandi (1917-1984):
“Education is a liberating force and today it is also a democratisation force which removes the castes and classes’ barriers and reduces inequalities imposed by the birth and the circumstances of the life”.
Education’s disparities in India
Even though in 2010 India passed a law regarding education Right guaranteeing the right to get a free and compulsory education for every child from 6 to 14. Today, 50 million of children from 6 to 11 are still illiterate and 50 % of them leave school at 10.
This rate varies :
The main obstacles to the girls’ education
This disparity in education is mainly due to :
Today our buildings are adequate but unfortunately, we still require a study room where students could study in the evening. They currently use the science room of the school which is quite far from the boarding school. In fact, it is not easy to go there in the evening. Sometimes, this room is used for other needs and so boarders can’t access the room.
To provide good study conditions to young girls, we would like to retrofit the dining room to use it both for studying and eating.
Now, students sit on the floor to study and eat. We would like to provide them desks to improve the working conditions to study.
In order to convert this room, we would need:
Help us to give a quality education to young girls of Raikia!
I am Daughter Maria Goretti, and I'm the handmaid sister of the Raikia community in India.
This house is situated in Odisha district where a religious persecution took place in 2008.
My community counts 13 sisters considered as young Girls coming from minority tributes. We look after a nursery for orphan babies, a health centre of 20 beds, and a boarding school of 176 students. We also have a parochial activity in the surrounding villages. We host groups of Vincentian Marian Youth and the association “Holy Childhood".