BrightCHAMPS has established a Foundation with an objective to equip 1 million underprivileged children with Industry 4.0 skills by 2025, in line with India’s National Education Policy (NEP), which seeks to establish India as a leading global knowledge superpower, according to an official release.
Over the past two months, the BrightCHAMPS Foundation has provided approximately 2,000 hours of classes on next-generation skills like coding, robotics, AI, financial literacy, money management, public speaking, presentation skills, and others, reaching nearly 10,000 students in three cities in India, as per the release. “The broader vision of the BrightCHAMPS Foundation is to level the playing field for kids, so that they feel confident to dream and pursue whatever they truly want to in life, regardless of their social and financial backgrounds”, Ravi Bhushan, Founder, CEO, BrightCHAMPS, said.
According to a 2014 report published by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), 32 million Indian children (between 6-13 years) have never attended school. According to NCERT’s 2017 National Achievement Survey, nearly half of the primary school-going children in India – about 50 million children – are not achieving grade-appropriate learning levels. Another report by the Ministry of Women & Child Development has revealed that around 50% of adolescents do not complete secondary education, while approximately 20 million children do not attend pre-school.
In 2014, the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) published a report indicating that 32 million Indian children aged between 6 and 13 years old had never attended school, the release mentioned. The 2017 National Achievement Survey by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) found that almost 50 million primary school-going children in India, which accounts for about half of the population, were not meeting the expected learning levels for their grade. Additionally, a Ministry of Women and Child Development report highlighted that nearly 50% of adolescents do not finish secondary education, and approximately 20 million children do not enroll in pre-school, the release added.