The current literacy rate in India is just 74.04% . The figures are even more alarming in the state of Uttar Pradesh (64%) which is home to Varanasi the religious and cultural center of India. Varanasi which rests on the banks of river Ganga has a huge population and kids here are seen aimlessly loitering around wasting their precious learning years. These children need help, they need guidance to help them realize their true potential and to channel their energy in the right direction . And these children seem to have found that guiding light in the Do Righter Ajeet singh
Ajeet Singh has come up with an innovative Varanasi Boat school which aims at making learning fun and helps children study, play and revise without any pressures or tensions. Children in Varanasi flock to the Boat school for two hours everyday after their regular school hours .
The boat school
The boat school no doubt provides these children an ideal learning environment but there is still a lot of scope for improvement. The boat school needs a magical transformation to unleash its true potential in helping kids learn. The interiors of the school need a makeover, some repairs and renovations are to be done, a basic library is required. Also some educational toys, computer facility and stationary can help this boat school enhance the learning environment for children. All this will be only possible if we come together and contribute.
How can You help?
A small donation will make a huge difference and give these children a learning environment they deserve. Help in transforming this unique Haven for the children of ganga by contributing or spreading the message. To make a contribution Click Here .
The Do Right initiative is done by Tata Capital after illiteracy was voted as the biggest challenge facing out country with 18.78% votes in its #india4india survey. Visit the Do Right website here for more details . also see the video below to get a peek into the lives of children who attend the boat school .