Have you ever known?

  • As per the Census of India, 'children' are considered to be any person below the age of 14. Of the 1.21 billion people in India, 39% represents the children of its total population. About 29% constitutes children in the age between 0-5 years. There are about 472 million children in India as per the 2011 Census.
  • Budgetary provision for child education by the government has increased from 1.47% in 2001-02 to 3.34% of the total Union Budget in 2013-14 GDP (Eleventh Five Year Plan, Government sites and yearly budgetary- related documents published by HAQ)
  • Net Enrollment Ratio (NER) at the Upper Primary Elementary Level is only 58.3% (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 2012)
  • National Dropout Rate at the Elementary Level is over 40% (District Information System for Education, 2011-12)
  • About 35% children with disabilities remain out of Elementary school (District Information System for Education, 2011-12)
  • School dropout rate amongst adolescent girls is a high 63.5% (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 2012)
  • Nearly 45% girls get married before the age of eighteen years (National Family Health Survey-III)
  • Around 45 per cent of the schools do not have even their own boundary wall (Annual Economic Survey, 2011-12)
  • 16.6% of public schools have no provision for drinking water (Annual Economic Survey, 2011-12)
  • 56% of public schools do not have a separate toilet for girls (Annual Economic Survey, 2011-12)
  • 11.8% children in India are engaged in some form of child labour (National Family Health Survey-III)
  • There are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 and 15 years and about 3.3 million between 15 and 18 years.
  • UNICEF's latest statistics on Education and Children : http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/india_statistics.html

It is unlikely for us to know the statistics of these issues but we would certainly be aware of their prevalence in the society. We sympathize with the homeless children on streets, who cannot even afford one meal a day or fully clad clothing. Many a time our sympathies could have ended in resentment towards the system or regret for our inability to do anything for these little innocent victims. How long will we hold regret, sympathies and resentment for this state? It is high time we realize the power of our capability - 'we can surely make a difference from where we are and with what we have'.

Our contributions for the society towards any noble cause could be three dimensional- i.e. dimensions being- our time, effort and funds. In India, since there are countless underprivileged children, our contribution could be still considered a drop in ocean. Nevertheless, collective efforts can counteract the major social evils, poverty and illiteracy, that are curbing the all-round development of the future of our country- children.

TrueIndia(TI) is a voluntary organization working for the welfare of underprivileged children. TI supports many grass root level organizations in India that serve in various domains like education, health care and welfare of underprivileged children.

"We deem what we do not as help but responsibility of bringing a change for good in the society- no matter how insignificant it apparently could be."

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TrueIndia with a spirit of continuous education to the underprivileged children is sponsoring education for 20 kids for the academic year 2013-2014 with the contribution made by its committed volunteer sponsors.

We would like to take this oppurtunity to thank our commited volunteer sponsors.
 
Contributions towards PRIYADARSHINI Voluntary Organization

Priyadarshini Voluntary Organization is an NGO started by a group of committed entrepreneurs who support the education of girls. They support education, living and all round development of over 200 needy Students.

TI has taken up the responsibility of sponsoring 10 kids for the academic year 2015-2016.

Contributions towards YAGNA Foundation

Yagna foundation is an NGO started by a group of committed doctors with a vision "to re-establish the past glory of our country. Their staunch belief is that the glory of an individual and the nation in turn is possible only through proper education." They support education, living and all round development of around 60 needy Students.

TI has taken up the responsibility of sponsoring 33 kids for the academic year 2015-2016.
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