Why Child Education is Important?
Child Education plan
Why Child Education is important? Children are the nation’s future & tomorrow’s citizens. Those citizens should be educated to make them responsible for their nation
India is the second most populous country in the world where 39% of the population consists of children and, since the country’s future is relay on children hence; their education is of primary importance for every nation.
The country has reached a stage in its economic and technical development when a major effort must be made to derive the maximum benefit from the assets already created and to ensure that the fruits of change reach all sections and education is the highway to that goal.
Did you know 65% of the parents spend more than half of their annual income on the education of their child and extra-curricular activities? It is important to understand the importance of good education in India.
India is rapidly moving towards a society where the gap between rich and poor is widening. A good education can be a foot in the door for your child to start earning a good livelihood and more importantly not become a liability on your earnings when you need your earnings for your retirement.
Child Education scheme In India
In the “PM-CARES for Children” scheme, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that fixed deposits will be opened in the names of such children, and the PM-CARES fund will contribute through a specially designed scheme to create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for each of them when he or she reaches 18 years of age.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana is a Small Savings Scheme of the Government of India meant exclusively for a girl child. The scheme is meant to meet the education and marriage expenses of a girl child. Only ONE account can be opened in the name of a girl child (who is a resident Indian citizen) either in the Post Office or in authorized commercial Banks.
An Account under these rules shall be opened for a maximum of two girl children in one family under normal conditions. The account can be opened by a guardian on behalf of a minor girl child of age 0 to 10. The birth certificate of the girl child in whose name the account is opened must be obtained.
Minimum contribution Rs.250/- and Maximum contribution Rs.150000/- per annum. A contribution of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh qualifies for income tax deduction under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. The entire maturity amount of the Sukanya Samrridhi Scheme and the interest earned is non-taxable.
Deposits in an account may be made till the completion of fifteen years from the date of opening of the account. The account shall mature on completion of 21 (twenty-one) years from the date of opening of the account.
Interest at the rate, of 7.6%(as per GOI notification dated 30.12.2020) Premature withdrawal and closure are allowed under certain conditions. The account is transferable from one Bank to another Bank or Post office.
Parents these days have to invest an amount in their child’s education as per the saying “Your child will keep building castles in the air; you better start buying bricks for those castles today”. Getting a good child education insurance plan in India is one such obligation; in fact, the most important one.
Child Education importance
Early childhood education is an important time in children’s lives it is a time period from a child’s birth to when they enter kindergarten because it is when they first learn how to interact with others, including peers, teachers, and parents, and also begin to develop interests that will stay with them throughout their lives.
It’s a time when children learn critical, social, and emotional skills, and a relationship is built between the child, the teacher, and peers. When this is done successfully, it lays the groundwork for it to continue throughout the child’s education.
Right To Education
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 to 14 years in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.
India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010. The title of the RTE Act incorporates the words ‘free and compulsory.
‘Free education means that no child, other than a child who has been admitted by his or her parents to a school which is not supported by the appropriate Government, shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing elementary education.
‘Compulsory education’ casts an obligation on the appropriate Government and local authorities to provide and ensure admission, attendance, and completion of elementary education by all children in the 6-18 age groups.
With this, India has moved forward to a rights-based framework that casts a legal obligation on the Central and State Governments to implement this fundamental child right as enshrined in Article 21A of the Constitution, in accordance with the provisions of the RTE Act.
The objective of early childhood education is for the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.
Child Education campaign
The enforcement of the RTE Act 2009 has been sluggish despite years of progress in the realization of children’s right to free and compulsory education. Still, India has a large number of children dropping out of school.
Eight million children as per IMRB Surveys, 2009 and 2014 have never stepped inside a school and millions are dropping out without basic schooling. This situation demands urgent actions to universalize access to free and compulsory schooling through child education campaigns.
The child’s right to education is also threatened by the marginalization and segregation that result from unregulated privatization in education.
Child Education NGO in India
India has many NGOs working for Education as their major field. The development sector has given a Corporate Social Responsibility guideline under the Companies Act 2013. Through this, NGOs and corporates joined together and work for the development of education in India. Credibility and potency have become essential features in the sector
Child Education in Covid-19
Due to lock-down millions of children from an underprivileged backgrounds in India lost their only opportunity to get educated. The students from low-income backgrounds did not have any resources to go online and study and due to financial constraints, a lot of students have also dropped out.
Online education has been a major expense on the pockets of parents of students from low-income backgrounds. These children in the future will circle back to poverty if they are not educated.
Ebendavid Charities On Child Education
Ebendavid Charities support children in different ways like providing free computer courses for government school children in rural areas. We also provide supplementary education with holistic life coaching through the child-mother welfare program. Through this, we provide after-school education and also guide the parent of the child in relationship building, health of the child, habitual behavior, etc.