About this Project
Bhumi sponsors school and college education for children from underprivileged backgrounds.
Although the Right to Education (RTE) act has brought hope to some low-income families, access to quality education is still a dream for many children. According to the recent Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER), 32% of girls are not enrolled into schools. Gender norms push girls into household chores, leading to irregular attendance, and eventually dropping out. Financial constraints also compel parents to support the education of only one child (in most cases the boy).
At Bhumi, we identified the pressing need for quality education among the children from underprivileged families early on and have been supporting the school and college education of such children at shelter homes/orphanages and communities since 2013. We believe that going to school is the first step towards education, which later helps in building self-esteem, confidence and leadership qualities among children. These qualities are important for children as they can help in providing them with better employment opportunities and in breaking out of the cycle of poverty.
The programme has not just brought out school toppers but also helped shape engineering, medical and financial service professionals.