On January 24th HOPE celebrated International Day of Education under UNESCO’s theme “𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚, 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣”.
HOPE believes that every child has the right to receive an education; it inspires children and young people to identify their strengths and empowers them to build an independent successful life.
HOPE also understands that education is critical for the overall development of society. We stand with UNESCO as they state that “without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.
Just one example of how HOPE confronts the gender bias that is prevalent throughout education in India, is our Nabo Asha project. This project gives priority admission to girls, who face far worse consequences than their male counterparts in the face of poverty.