Our society is influential enough to decide our satisfaction for life. The way we perceive this makes us feel low or high. Not all individuals in our society are equally privileged.
Government policies and laws can promise many rights to disadvantaged children and make attempts to eliminate or reduce disparities, but it is a fact that many children are deprived of the right to education
If we want children of all classes, even from poor families, to be literate and aware of their basic health and hygiene and to grow up as educated citizens, we must move forward on their behalf. It is our social responsibility to share our wealth of knowledge and learning with the least privileged section of society.
We could argue that there are NGOs, semi-governmental organizations and many non-profit organizations dedicated to this end.
However, it is true that the educated mass of society that includes students, educated homemakers, professionals and students can play a vital role in the education of disadvantaged children. The contribution of each individual can bring a significant positive change in the current state of illiteracy.
The collective power of each contribution of the insignificant acts of each individual is immense and can help fill the gaps in the education provided by the formal schools. Most disadvantaged children miss school education or attend schools where teachers are under-trained. They are mostly constrained by the finances of low-income households who can hardly earn their bread and shelter. The children of rickshawalas , workers, maids and other groups in society who do not have access to quality education can benefit if we are ready to educate them.
If the privileged sections of society step forward voluntarily to contribute to this noble cause, an enormous change could be made to the quality of life of disadvantaged children.
Providing at least one functional education to children so that they have the reading and writing skills to help them cope with daily needs can make a positive difference in their lives.
Not only children, but also adults who remain illiterate because of poverty and make a living by doing meagre jobs can be taught or educated. This can help them become more aware of their rights and not be deceived or misled by the higher sections of society. Educated or literate mothers can also make a positive difference in the lives of the children they raise.
The main disadvantage with NGOs and working social organizations is that their services do not often reach ordinary people. As a result, there is not much difference in the state of illiteracy and related problems in the country. People with the will and intent to contribute to a worthy cause in society can go a long way with their small contribution.
The intention must be accompanied by actions or initiatives in this direction. You can choose a convenient place like your home / office or neighbourhood to teach a child that is accessible to the child. While dynamic and hyperactive individuals travel to NGOs through contacts and networks to offer their services, an educated person who does not have a network or who is not extroverted cannot reach NGOs. These people can provide their educational services through informal channels to make a contribution to this cause.