Education is the foundation upon which people come to understand the world around them. Developing individuals’ aspirations for the future whilst equipping them with the necessary tools to succeed, education endows life with meaning, motivation and a sense of purpose, nurturing both the personal growth of individuals and the collective socioeconomic flourishing of the wider community. Yet for many deprived communities, this fundamental human right is a luxury. Communities in rural regions of India can face severe disadvantages in accessing educational resources, including difficult terrain, weak infrastructure and inadequate human resources. There is a particular scarcity of pre-primary and primary grade learning facilities accessible to remote communities, hampering early life development and leaving a critical education gap.

A key aspect of our work – interwoven across multiple programme areas – Pragya is committed to extending education to the poorest households in neglected communities, no matter what the geographic and social challenges. Our education projects are aimed at both children and adults, covering essential curricula and life skills. Through our education management system, Pragya is measuring the quality of education in neglected schools, and working to bring standards in these schools in line with national indicators. Pragya also works to educate marginalised migratory populations, and in this section you can read about how our pioneering ‘schools on wheel’s are securing brighter futures for first generation learners. Through our work targeted specifically at girls, Pragya is leading the way in addressing the gender disparity in India’s educational system. These are just some of Pragya’s innovative educational initiatives that are greatly improving the prospects for those neglected demographics that deserve better.

Hamari Sakhi Shikshan Kendras in Rajasthan
Learning Centres are helping rural girls in accessing education and helping them to become confident in their career decisions.
Improving education and protecting Girlchild
Propelling our work for improving education and protecting girlchild by creating networks of district/block officials and stakeholders Read more...
Geographic Outreach to date:
Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand states in India.
Improved Health and Nutrition
Education for Disadvantaged Children
Education for Sub-Saharan Africa
Basic Needs and Rights of Migrant Workers
Enhancing Status of Women
Preservation of Himalayan Culture
Active Democracy and Rights

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