RISE (Rural India School Enterprise)
Who we are
The UN Sustainable Development Goal number 4 states that by 2030, we will ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes. RISE is playing its part.
The situation we are facing in both India and the UK is urgent. Each day we lose children from education due to socio-economic constraints. At that moment, for that child, the trajectory of their life drastically changes, and their hopes and aspirations for the future are replaced by the necessity for survival.
In India, 19% of 10 year olds are not literate in their mother tongue
46% of 10 year
olds are 3 years behind their national reading level
25% of students drop-out of
school by the age of 10, that’s 8 million 10 year olds no longer learning.
In the UK, 88% of businesses recognise that a workforce with the right skills is critical, yet 32% say they face skills shortages for entry-level positions
73% of leaders believe a skills crisis will hit the UK within the next year
So this is why RISE exists, and this is what we do to change things. Through our two established programmes, the ROAR Challenge (UK) and Yearn to Learn (India) RISE is raising the aspirations of young people by enabling them to overcome societal and personal limitations.
THERE ARE 47 MILLION ADOLESCENTS OUT OF SCHOOL IN INDIA.
EVERY £10 RAISED WILL PROVIDE A MONTH OF FREE EDUCATION TO ONE OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.