We often complain about the growing migrant population in metropolitan cities, we dislike seeing people sleeping on roadsides, we are full of disdain for beggars on the road.. But we fail to realize the root cause of these problems. A huge number of people come to big metropolitan cities searching for a better life for themselves, to escape the clutches of poverty and horribly low standards of living, and most importantly, they leave their lands and comfort zone to build a better future for their children! A person might undergo innumerable hardships, bear atrocities and hunger and thirst, but he will NOT bear to see his child suffer!
When we at Save The Quest put our heads together to reason out what we should do to amend this situation, the solution that we found was simple and effective. We decided to provide quality education to the under-developed states in India, making it accessible to those in need, to make the well-being of the children our foremost goal. This will pave the way for an educated future for India, where our youth will be educated, contributing to the GDP instead of being lost in the dark world of the migrant labourers.
After a quick study of various data points available, we realized that we need to start our efforts from Bihar. While the average literacy rate in India is 74.04%, in Bihar, it is a mere 63.8%, the lowest in India. No wonder, then, that the maximum migrants are from Bihar! A more thorough ground level research gave us another important insight – the quality of education in Bihar is much lower than the rest of India. A student going to 5th standard in Bihar, might have the level of a 1st standard student.
At Save the Quest, this is a relatively new endeavour, but our team, with an inimitable passion and dedication to the cause, has already made huge strides in this direction. Within a year of the conception of this project, we have opened three education centres in different places in Bihar, giving quality education to a total of 280 students. A major reason for the swiftness in execution of our plans is that we did not wait for fundings, either from government or from other funding agencies. We pooled what we had, got in touch with our personal contacts, worked extra hours to kick-start these education centres. But now that these centres are a success, we need to think about scaling up our efforts. We need to touch more lives, educate more children, brighten a whole lot many futures, and at the same time maintain the quality of education for these centres. For this, we now need as much help as we can get.
Please contribute open-handedly. If you have ever pitied the plight of beggar children, if you have ever felt anger and concern over the growing poverty in India, if you really want to create a better future for your nation, do donate generously to this cause.
Please contact me, Saif (Founder of Save The Quest), if you need to know more about our efforts, have any ideas, or just want to put a voice to this appeal.You can reach us at : email@example.com, 918585907442
Website : www.savethequest.ngo