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  • 1258 351 000 inhabitants
  • 29,8% of the population lives beneath the extreme poverty line, with less than 1,25 dollar per day to live ( source : World Bank).
  • Number of deaths per child under 5 years old for 1000 births : 65 ( source : UNESCO )


  • 13% of adults are illiterate. 49% of women are illiterate as opposed to 25% of men ( source :UNESCO).
  • Enrollment rate for children from 6 to 14 years old : 96% (source : The Annual Status of Education Report 2012)
  • 2,3 million primary school-age children are not sent to school and 62% of these are girls.
  • Out of 10 registered children in the first year of primary education 8 enter the last year of secondary schooling. The gaps grow wider at the beginning of the second cycle of secondary education (high school grade).


  • Schooling rate for children from 6 to 14 years old ( school obligatory at this age in India) has improved consistently since 1990. But in the last few years, the number of children who are not sent to school has risen slightly( from 3,3% in 2011,to 3,5 % in 2012).
  • Enrollment rate in private establishments has grown quickly, from 18,7% in 2006 to 28,3% in 2012. At that rate, almost 50% of school-age children could be sent to private schools by 2018.
  • The quality of the educational environment has improved : 73% of vetted schools are connected to a drinkable water system, 56,5% have functional latrines and 87,1% offer midday lunches.
  • In parallel, the quality of education is deteriorating, especially in terms of learning progress results : in 2012, less than the half of the children who were in the fifth year of primary school could read a text intended for second year primary school children ( with a wide gap between private school children and children from governmental schools) and only 53,5% of them could solve a a simple subtraction with two numbers ( source : The Annual Statys of Education Report 2012).
8 Comments for : EDUCATION IN INDIA
    • Kylie
    • 4 July 2015

    Please provide more information. I would like to help.

    • Ritu
    • 25 June 2015

    Deeply touched by this Film. Please let me know how I can help for a new wheelchair or any kind of transportation for the family.

    • Sohum Goyal
    • 22 June 2015

    I am really thrilled with the dedication of this family. Love and affection between them. Please I want to help Samuel and his family. Please let me know how can I do that. I was in tears when I saw this film.

    • Henrietta Rhodes
    • 20 June 2015

    We would like to make a contribution to the family of the boy in the wheel chair. Any further information will be greatly appreciated. Henrietta

    • Esmeralda Petrich
    • 19 June 2015

    we want to help those kids with a wheeled chair. How can we make it possible?

    • ViVian Silva
    • 19 June 2015

    Hello I and my boyfriend wants to help Samuel with his brothers. Please let us know. Thank you.

    • Emma
    • 13 June 2015

    I also came here to also ask – does the boyin the film have a better wheelchair now? I would also like to help him get a better chair.

    • Indira
    • 3 June 2015

    Please can you let me know how I can contribute for a wheeled chair for the boy who gets pushed on his wheelchair by his brothers. Beautiful film. Thank you

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