The NGOs have been working actively to help the people of very age group. Education is declared as a fundamental right for the children and also considered as a basic necessity. Thus, providing basic education to the children who are financially deprived or reside in rural or backwards areas, has become a key aim of many social organization. There is a long list of NGOs who have been working in this field. Organizations like, Bhartiya Jain Foundation, Goonj Foundation, etc. have teamed up to sponsor the school fees, stationery and the uniforms to the deprived children.
Recently, a city-based NGO, Divyachetna Social Foundation has been highlighted in the headlines for its program named “Navchetna” Program. They have planned to help 80 children who have lost one or both parents and to Covid-19 and are in need of financial assistance to complete their education. On Sunday, the foundation handed over the school fee cheques, drawn in the names of the schools, to the beneficiary children in the presence of Nashik Civic Chief Kalias Jadav, MP Hemant Godse and Deputy director of education Nitin Upasni. “It is the best thing that citizen and social organizations can do to help. Even I will sponsor one child’s education,” said Jadhav. The MP has also pledged his support. Industrialists Madhukar Bashmakar and Hemant Rathi said besides funding education till graduation, there will be focus on skill development.
Among the children they helped are siblings Savita, Sunita and Sharda, respectively, 7years, 6years and 5 years old. Their father was an autorickshaw driver who lost his life in the pandemic. Their widow mother was glad to hear the news of her daughters getting educated and said that “this will ensure better education for my children”. These steps are helping the people around the nation and also contributes to the promotion of the Right to Education policy.