Globally, more than 59 million children of primary school age are not able to attend school. The reasons for this vary: remoteness, poverty, conflict, natural disasters, government instability and different forms of exclusion.​​

Several million of these out-of-school children are in India, despite it being a country which provides free and compulsory education. The problem is most evident in a handful of states, such as Bihar.

Several million of these out-of-school children are in India, despite it being a country which provides free and compulsory education. The problem is most evident in a handful of states, such as Bihar.

Bihar is home to 124 million residents, half of whom are aged under 25. Of all Indian states, Bihar ranks lowest on the Human Development Index.

11% of primary school aged children in Bihar have never attended school, and 49% are at least two years behind their age standard. The state also struggles with teacher absenteeism.

Efforts to increase school engagement for Bihar's most disadvantaged children have not improved retention rates or learning outcomes. These efforts often overlook the child's specific circumstances.

Efforts to increase school engagement for Bihar's most disadvantaged children have not improved retention rates or learning outcomes. These efforts often overlook the child's specific circumstances.

In response, Schoolgoers is building a small school near Ghonghariya village, for children from the local panchayat. It will offer high-quality education that is tailor-made to local needs. The facility will also serve as a community hub.

The school will be built in stages. Despite disruption caused by COVID-19, construction of the first stage commenced in September 2020. We welcome donations which will help fund the teachers' salaries and the remaining construction.

The school will be built in stages. Despite disruption caused by COVID-19, construction of the first stage commenced in September 2020. We welcome donations which will help fund the teachers' salaries and the remaining construction.

Location

Main Road
Ghonghariya Village, Gaya
Bihar 824231

Get in touch

info@schoolgoers.org

Karu Yadav s/o Mangar Yadav
Bakraur Village, Gaya
Bihar, India 824231

Our credentials

Schoolgoers Pty Ltd (Australia)
ABN: 46 601 760 749

Schoolgoers Education Foundation India
CIN: U80904BR2017NPL035071