Access to primary education is a basic right of every child. Yet globally, more than 58 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.

Young girl from Ghonghariya village, Bihar
Children playing from Ghonghariya village, 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.

Children playing from Ghonghariya village, 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 120 million residents, half of whom are aged under 25. Of all Indian states, it 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.

Ghonghariya village, Bihar
Children at the Schoolgoers inauguration wave to the camera
In response, Schoolgoers has been working with the residents of Ghonghariya village (SC + OBC) to build a primary school for local children. ‚Äč
Children at the Schoolgoers inauguration wave to the camera

In response, Schoolgoers has been working with the residents of Ghonghariya village (SC + OBC) to build a primary school for local children.

The build was completed in December 2022. Classes commenced with the new school year in April 2023.

Completed facade of Ghonghariya Primary School

Location

Ghonghariya Primary School
Ghonghariya Village, Bakraur, Bodhgaya, Gaya
Bihar, India 824231

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Bakraur Village, Gaya
Bihar, India 824231

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