Today we are living in the scenario where we need to see globally but act locally. In today’s world of cutthroat competition, where on one hand, to compete, immense pressure is on the students of urban areas to create their edge in respect of their skills, education, communication skills etc. On the other hand, a key segment of society is majorly ignorant and feels completely disconnected to this scenario. For them skills, top-edge education or communication skills are not something directly related to them. While if given an opportunity, they have ability to achieve every possible height.
This motivated us to form Shidiksha to develop talent and skills, which are critical to any organisation or individual amongst the rural learners. Through our exhaustive efforts, we realised various barriers in the progress of rural education system. To quote prominently, low-income schools have low budget and lack of adequate resources, students of rural areas are unable to buy reference books, take coaching, no career counseling available to them, lack of career focus or motivation etc.
It can be commonly seen that in rural areas, families of the students lack awareness about the world and opportunities lying outside their villages. They have absolutely no clue about the changing scenario of the education system, new or upcoming courses, diverse career opportunities available to their children. They still live in the delusion that education and career opportunities are for the children of urban areas only.
In cases, where families of the students are aware and also manage to afford they face the third major barrier, i.e. accessibility. Our rural areas lack even basic requirements of infrastructure, institutions, quality educators and other basic requirements to have an average education system. Educators in rural areas are either not competent or not willing to give their best for this noble cause. Families of students in rural areas are not aware about the ways and methods to follow to attain what is their right.