Being informative is the biggest gift for any human and developing the capacity to be informative is the biggest charity anyone can give. Developing such capacity to be informed is called education. Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and or research. Education may also include informal transmission of such information from one human being to another.
The Indian government lays emphasis on primary education, also referred to as elementary education, to children aged 5 to 14 years old. The Indian government has also banned child labor in order to ensure that the children do not enter unsafe working conditions. However, both free education and the ban on child labour are difficult to enforce due to economic disparity and social conditions. 80% of all recognized schools at the elementary stage are government run or supported, making it the largest provider of education in the country.
Education has also been made free for children for 6 to 14 years of age or up to class VIII under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. However, the weakest sections are still at the risk of illiteracy and educational helplessness.
Sevabharathi, Kerala has its own schools and providing related services for the children from the weakest sections of the society to make them educated for a better India.
Sevabharathi Vidhyamandir, a school functioning at Muttathara within Trivandrum city. This school is meant for attributing better education from 1st standard to 7th standard to the students living in coastal area. Also students from colony dwellers do find a place here. This school provides education to students who are coming from BPL Family.
The schools curriculum runs on Vidyanikethan Syllaus and 300 students from the weakest sections of the society are benefited from the project. Donations from grateful personalities make the project a great success and the young buds are trained to better citizens.
Sree Mookambika Sravana Samsara Vidhyalayam is an institution functioning at Vazhuthacaud. The school is exclusively functioning for the students who are physically challenged. At present 70 students are studying and construction work for a permanent building is going on and public can donate to this venture. Moreover donations are accepted for providing annadanam, uniform, aides etc.
As stated earlier, being uninformed is the greatest crime one can do to himself and vulnerable to such risk is very high in the isolated section of the society, "the tribals‟. These people lives in forest and earns their living from the forest itself are hesitated to come to the main stream of society and hence the children there and illiterate in most cases. They are living as closely held groups and various Government initiatives for a better living are still in the age of immaturity. The experts are in the view that a light of education can change their legacy of ignorance and reserved nature and thus they can be brought to the main stream of life.
To provide shelter to underprivileged children of Tribals and save their life from falling into the pit of crime and beggary, Sevabharathi has initiated a number of welfare projects in the state of Kerala. A one teacher school has also been opened by the sevabharathi for providing education to tribal people. The purpose of human life is not just acquiring material pleasures but we must also discharge our responsibilities towards the society. Education is the foundation stone for social development.
Educational values must be inculcated among the tribal and nomadic communities. If the responsibilities such as education, health and nurturing are properly discharged, the tribal community can certainly resonate with the mainstream of social development.
For the upliftment of such children from the darkness of ignorance, Sevabharathi started one teacher schools with the help of efficient volunteers and along with education, various development activities of the Government are also reaching these tribals through these educational institutions. Sevabhrati has one teacher schools at Pothodu and Kanalalam Settlement Colonies and average 10 to 20 tribal children are benefited from each project.