UNDERSTANDING THE CRISIS
Students from low-income communities across India are acutely underserved.
Not Enough Schools
The RTE Act 2009 only mandates free and compulsory education till age 14. Consequently, there is a huge lack of affordable secondary schools in India. For example, in Pune, only 16% of government-run schools have secondary grades (8-10).
Schools Failing to Deliver
The quality of the available schools is abysmal. Low-income students are typically many years behind their high income peers. Eg. Per the aser report, 50% of Grade 5 students cannot read a Grade 2 text.
High Chance of Dropout Post School