Education changes lives

1 in 5 children worldwide are out of school. 

In India, 32 million children up to the age of 13 have never attended school (National Sample Survey office, 2014). Children living in poverty, in crisis situations, in underdeveloped geographies, children with disabilities, and girls are the most disadvantaged.

Equitable quality education can help safeguard against violence, abuse, and exploitation, and even reduce vulnerability to natural disasters. A woman with an education has higher earning potential and healthier children, and the more education that a person gains, the more opportunities become available.

What we do

ADRA India is committed to facilitate equal access to education for all. We at ADRA strive to provide holistic education through development of schools, improvement of students, involvement of parents and the engagement of teachers.

How we do it?

  • Sensitising communities on importance of education
  • Identifying vulnerable out-of-school and at-risk children and helping them continue their education
  • Creating child friendly environment at school through targeted activities
  • Building the capacities of students, teachers, school administrations and local communities
  • Engaging in networking and collaboration with other stakeholders for knowledge exchange and to enhance students’ learning
  • Creating and strengthening a community-based system for the efficient functioning of school
  • Working to provide good infrastructure facilities to students, which encourages them to attend school
  • Providing individual protection support through cash and non-cash assistance
  • By creating income generation avenues and opportunities for parents living under poverty

Ongoing Projects


Remedial and Inclusive Education

RISE Project is assisting school children in Tamil Nadu, who are either dropouts or at the risk of dropping out of school, due to lack of awareness and support from parents, teachers and school management, to complete their basic education and enhance their standard of living.

Closed Projects


The Birds and the Bees Talk Programme

Nurturing the youth to become responsible and healthy citizens of tomorrow.. Reckitt Benckiser, with its consortium of partners (ADRA), has developed ‘The Birds and the Bees Talk’; a comprehensive growing up, life skills curriculum for 10-19 years old.  It will reach out to ~2 million children across 6 North East States of India.


Mobile Low Cost Private Schools

Under this project, ADRA India set up Mobile Low Cost Private schools (MLCS) to serve the poor and vulnerable school dropout and Out of School children in Tamil Nadu. With support from Government of India’s Sarya Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), which aims to attain Universal Elementary Education (UEE) for all, ADRA set up MLC van in Thirukandalam Village for intervention. Accordingly, the project took observation field visits to the said location and subsequent meetings with the concerned officials in the department were held in this regard. With the continuous engagement of out of school children and their families, the project has been successful in enrolling 89 students back in school in two years.

NEWS & Case Studies


Let’s Make a Better Place

ADRA India is working with primary school children on hygiene education where the teachers are empowered to be the agent of change for imparting the WASH knowledge and children are contributing to make their school and society a better place by improving the hygiene conditions.

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