About the Program
School going children living in the rural areas of Telangana lead very difficult lives, especially if they come from impoverished families. The situation is more desperate to the children studying in Government High Schools. The parents of these children earn only meagre income and they are mostly working as day labourers, rickshaw pullers, masonry workers, limestone quarry workers and house cleaners. However there exist many more professions where these people are employed and earning insufficient income.
Because their parents have a low income, the children’s lives suffer immensely. They are unable to eat nutritious meals throughout the day and in many serious cases, they are discontinuing their education because their parents cannot afford it. In these cases, they are either idle at home, accompanying their parents for labour work or they are engaging in harmful and anti-social activities. All these problems cannot be solved at once in a big country like India, but it is useful in that regard to take small steps to address this problem of children’s education in India.