READ Global Blog - The Library Log: On Proverty and Education in Rural Asia

Published: Saturday, 22 June 2013

Indian School Children

For children living in rural India, formal schools are often inaccessible or lacking in resources. The nearest town with a school may be far away, and parents are anxious about letting children travel long distances on their own, especially girls. As a result, many children are pulled out of school before they reach their teens—or they never start school in the first place. This is the case in Chhainsa, in Haryana, India, where the nearest formal school is three hours away by foot. READ India partnered with Chhainsa to open a Center in March of 2013 to offer educational resources and opportunities for the entire community—from children to the elderly and illiterate.