Less than half of India's children between the age 6 and 14 go to school and a little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight. Dropout rates increase alarmingly between class III to V, more than 50 per cent of girls fail to enroll in school; those that do are likely to drop out by the age of 12. 50% of Indian children aged 6-18 do not go to school.
PAHAL is a step towards changing these alarming statistics of India’s children. Since January 2021, Pahal through its network of rural touchpoints in the states of Bihar & Maharashtra has disbursed study material directly impacting education of close to 3000 rural kids. Each kid is given a Pahal ID Card through which he/she can access monthly study material from the nearby rural PAHAL store, also the materials are distributed over frequently conducted events at primary schools.