Majority of India still lives in villages and thus that part of the population is of utmost importance. Our country can only be on the path of progress if we have that section of the society uplifted by means of good infrastructure, amenities and most importantly education. Education, in both urban and rural plays a very important role in the growth of the country’s economy. Although, during the last few decades, education in the urban areas have progressed, the rate of the progression is not up to the mark.
Even today quality and access to education is the primary concern in rural schools as there are less committed teachers, lack of proper books and other learning materials. Though, there are some Government schools, but when compared to the private ones they don’t provide quality education and the private ones are quite expensive. This deprives the students from quality education which acts as a big hindrance in clearing their secondary education and taking admission in colleges for further studies.
So, in villages the drop out rate at the secondary level is extremely high. Only parents who can afford college education can send their children to secondary schools. This deprives such students of the right to education thus deterring their future prospects. Govardhan Ecovillage which is a wellness retreat ashram and functions in the rural areas executes CSR activities by supporting the nearby villages with all the basic amenities.
Being a NGO and a non-profit organization, Govardhan Ecovillage extensively works for the underprivileged sections of the society, particularly in the rural areas where there is dearth of basic amenities for living. Education being a very important part of our life needs to be passed on to every individual as it will bring out the future intellectuals/scholars who will determine the development of our country.