Photos by the students of RAJEEV NAGAR FBD

All photos shown here were taken by the students from Rajeev Nagar FBD school located in the slums of Faridabad, India. Rajeev Nagar school is partially funded by donors from all over the world. The school provides free education opportunity to children who are not attending public school. Capacity in public schools in many areas of India is limited. This means, many children are left with no access to free education. Rajeev Nagar is success story, it is currently one of the best schools in the slums in Faridabad. 

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The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory 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 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.

A report on the status of implementation of the Act was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the one-year anniversary of the Act. The report admits that 8.1 million children in the age group six-14 remain out of school and there’s a shortage of 508,000 teachers country-wide.

Education is a key tool in providing a sustainable solution to pull communities out of poverty. Education brings economical growth. growth. Studies show that each extra year of schooling can increase a person’s salary by 10 percent later in life.