United Sikh Mission Education Initiative
United Sikh Mission is taking the initiative to build a brighter future for forthcoming generations. And what better way to accomplish this than to invest in education. Children are the future of a nation. Developed countries such as the USA are emerging due to their literacy rate in the higher nineties. But in developing countries such as India, the development of underprivileged children holds the key to the progress of the nation itself.
Education for underprivileged Children is the most essential work whether we are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment, climate change, or human rights issues.
The literacy ratio of India is 65.38% with male literacy at 75.85% and female literacy at 54.16%. Less than half of India’s children between the age 6 and 14 go to school. A little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight. At least 35 million children aged 6 – 14 years do not attend school. 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.
Along with focusing on basic education, we are also providing scholarships and grants to students for their higher education as well. The United Sikh Mission volunteers have been establishing contacts, setting up procedures to identify deserving students.
We started within the USA and India, and we are highly optimistic to expand this initiative across the globe to help as many students as we possibly can.