In existence since 2004, Aaghaz Foundation works to eradicate illiteracy among children of India by preventing students from dropping out of schools. Our mission is to ensure that no child is deprived of education due to financial constraints.
Literacy is one of the most essential indicators of the quality of a country's human capital. Aaghaz identifies bright students from low-income families and funds their education, helping them transform not just their own lives but also of those around them....
As soon as someone recommends a student who needs financial support, Aaghaz asks its members to volunteer for a pre-scholarship survey. A minimum of two volunteers are needed.The volunteers visit the student’s house with a questionnaire to determine whether or not the student is eligible for scholarship....
Education is a long-term investment which has remained criminally neglected for years. With 34% of the illiterate population in the world, India has the largest number of illiterates by far, with second-placed China at 11%. Education plays a significant role in raising incomes....
Students have benefitted from Aaghaz so far
Years is the average number of years an Indian muslim girl spends in school
Beneficiaries are gainfully employed
Million children drop out of school in India by 10th standard according to UNESCO
Students have completed engineering with Aaghaz's help
Million children are out of school system