“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” By Nelson Mandela


Non-governmental organisations work at the grassroots level to help underprivileged children access quality education. India is a vast country with a huge demographic and geographic divide, and NGO’s play a key role in bringing people together. NGOs working for education in India, like Oxfam India, play an important role in supporting the most vulnerable children access their Right to Education through innovative ideas such as forming student groups and child-tracking system, holding awareness workshops with parents to ensure that they send children to school and form parent committees to ensure that schools are run properly.


Lack of education curbs an individual from reaching their full potential. Children who cannot go to school, miss out on the opportunities of developing their skills and are unable to get dignified jobs. Lack of proper jobs and education can lead to social unrest and crimes, hampering the progress of the country.


Education is important for the social and economic development of any nation. Education helps individuals make informed choices, join the workforce, and ensure that future generations are educated as well. Additionally, education is also important for an individual’s own well-being, as they can reach their full potential and live a fruitful life.