Educo – a charity founded in Ireland in 2006 with the aim of educating children in India out of poverty – hosted a dinner in Mumbai last night. It is a fully registered charitable trust in India since 2009 and is run by volunteers who oversee seven programmes throughout the country, which in total provide education for some 1,500 underprivileged children.
1) Education is given through English – providing the students with the best chance for economic and social mobility.
2) Educo puts great emphasis on keeping girls in full-time education – helping to redress the female education gender imbalance – proven to be the most important factor in a country’s economic development.
3) Educo undertakes the training of teachers from the areas local to its schools, thus providing direct investment back into the local community.
4) Computer training is actively promoted – ensuring the most underprivileged children are given the skills necessary for modern employment environments.
To learn more about Educo, click here.