♦ 13, 40,000 children below 5 die in a year that is 3671 under 5 child deaths per day.
♦ Nearly half of all child deaths under 5 in India are attributed to under-nutrition. India accounts for more than 3 out of 10 stunted children in the world. Lasa’s programs are also aimed to fight malnutrition.
♦ 1 in every 11 children in India is working, when they should be at school. Lasa aims to take every child to school and make their education enjoyable and inspiring.
♦ 17.7 million Children and adolescents are out of school in India, this is 14% of world's population of children out of school. 53% of children drop out of school at elementary level. Large number of out of school children are girls. Back to School program of LASA is aimed to reduce drop outs.
♦ 20% of grade 2 children in India cannot recognize numbers 1-9; 49.5% of grade 5 children cannot do subtraction and 55% of grade 8 children cannot solve 3 digits by 1 digit division problem; 51.09% of grade 5 children cannot read grade 2 English and 25.4% children of grade 8 cannot read grade 2 text.
♦ According to a Goldman Sachs report — ‘India’s Rising Labor Force’ — around 100 million people from India are projected to join the global workforce by 2020. With 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% hovering below the age of 35, India seems to be poised to reap a demographic dividend. But then, if young Indians are to meaningfully participate in the economy and contribute to growth, they need a reformed system. It is imperative to improve the quality of teaching in schools.If majority of these people are not educated or skilled then they will be of no help to the economy.

Quality education to rural poor is still a distant dream in India. This problem has to be addressed on an urgent basis. Quality education is a high priced luxury to millions of poor children in India. Rural School quality education drive of LASA FOUNDATION aids the children reap the benefits of quality education.

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