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In India, there are massive gaps in the foundational literacy and numeracy of children in government primary schools in Asia.
Currently, data found using the Aser tool and DiSE indicated that 50% of Grade 5 children cannot read grade 2 books, and 20% of children drop out before senior secondary, 40% if they’re from tribal communities. To makes matters worse, the prolonged school shutdown caused due to spread of COVID-19 has worsened this problem. While approximately 75% of students received help from family members in learning, parents often do not have appropriate support systems that can help them to get involved in their child's education.
At Saajha, we aim to address the issue of low literacy rates in children in the following ways: