Even though literacy figures have increased in recent years, India still has the largest number of uneducated children of any country in the world – two-thirds of whom are girls. Just under 40% of the country is illiterate with 37% of all primary school children dropping out before Standard 5. Government reports indicate that some 60 million children between the ages of 6-14 do not attend school at all.
Educo is an Irish charity, run by volunteers and has a very long reach. Today, Educo has funded half a dozen projects in India. Educo is educating almost 2,000 children in Mumbai, Kolkata and Assam.
It is very simple, you just have to click on the “Donate” button. You can either donate directly through Paypal or otherwise you can donate by cheque.
Educo is run by volunteers – there are no administration charges, so 100% of donations go directly to funding educational projects.
We have teams in Ireland, India and France. If you would like to reach out to us please go to the “Contact” section in the menu.
Our goal is to set up schools with a local partner, which will become self sustaining, this will provide good quality education to slum children. Educo recognises that the set up costs of a new school are considerable – hence we are reaching out for your involvement. Once a school is set up, the impact is tremendous.