Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goal is a unique goal-focused purely on education. This is the first time such a standalone education goal has been set and ratified.
The foundation has been working on education as a core thematic area. We understand that education is a human right and a public good that is critical to the health and future of the country. The Hans Foundation, through their partnerships with NGOs working at the community level, has been tirelessly making efforts to ensure that children from remotest areas receive an affordable education. THF employs a broad-based strategy to address the issues of illiteracy and early dropouts. Apart from supporting schools, our programs are introducing technologies and working along with government authorities wherever required, to improve the overall quality of education. THF has partnered with organizations working with educators, policymakers, parents and communities to expand and accelerate successful programs and identify innovative solutions to unlock students’ potential. Our school program aims to ensure that all students clear high school and are prepared for undergraduate studies.
In our effort to bridge the gap of an inadequate number of schools in the country, the THF has been supporting the construction of schools across states. These schools provide quality education to children from slums, disadvantaged families, orphans, street children and children of laborers who do not have immediate access to schools. Many of these schools also have been provided with residential facilities for children.
HEAL Paradise School – THF Partner
HEAL (Health & Education for all), founded by Dr. Satya Prasad Koneru is an International charity, registered in India, UK, USA, Australia and Spain. It was established in India with an aim to provide shelter, support, education and health care to underprivileged and destitute children. HEAL runs a residential home and a School for abandoned / street children in Guntur and Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh. At present, HEAL takes care of 1,000 children in India. It plans to extend its support to 10,000 children in the future.
There are several marginalized sections of the society where the children are first-generation learners. These children are left out of the mainstream of formal education because of several factors. This void is filled through our Non-Formal Education Programs. This program imparts continuous education to the participants irrespective of their age, sex and educational background. The scope of our NFE programs covers activities ranging from simple memorization to learning of complicated concepts to get them accustomed to the NCERT syllabus.
Fellowship and Scholarship Programmes
THF also collaborated with organizations with an aim to create opportunities for all aspiring and deserving students hailing from economically disadvantaged families in Uttarakhand (UK). Dedicated efforts have been made to identify top colleges offering BE/B.Tech/MBBS courses in the state and eligible students from these institutes were selected based on annual family income and the students’ academic records.
Midday Meal Programme
The Government of India started the Midday Meal Scheme with an aim to increase enrolment of children in schools, retention and boost attendance while also improving nutritional levels among children. With a principle based on the same guidelines, the THF has supported three sizeable midday meal programs. These programs have supplied nutritious meals to 75 schools benefitting more than 10,000 children and dole of these programs have been manifold – from addressing the problem of classroom hunger to increased enrollment, higher attendance, improved social skills among castes, addressed malnutrition and have also led to women empowerment.
View the latest Annual Report 2020-2021
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world and affected everyone’s life, leaving the marginalised more helpless than ever. Regardless of that, our team and partners continued working in the most adverse situations - supporting state governments, urban and rural communities with both transformational interventions in the areas of education, livelihood, and disability as well as much needed healthcare and COVID support throughout the year. The report presents an overview of the work done during this year and underlines the national-level initiatives of the foundation.
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