About the Challenge
According to a UNESCO report of September 2016, “India will be half a century late in achieving its universal education goals.” Hence, we will achieve universal primary education only by 2050.
India has 300 million children enrolled in school. About 150 million 5-10 year olds are in primary education; of which nearly 50% cannot read well.
Inability of children to read at grade level hits India’s poorest the hardest, leading to entrenched poverty. If all 5-10 year old children are reading for fun and for meaning, they do well in school and are prepared to bring positive change to all, leading to sustainability for the people and the planet.
The 300M Alliance:
Even to reach universal reading for all our children by 2050, India will need all of us to help! Hence a group of like-minded people and organizations, initiated by Katha as Lead Partner, is on a mission to change things for our children—taking baby steps at first!