From the article:
South Asia is failing our children and we are part of a global learning crisis. Throughout the region, 3 crore children are not in school. Less than 30% of our children have access to quality early childhood education, and when they leave school, threequarters of South Asian youth lack the skills they need to be productive members of society.
I have seen this crisis first-hand in my home country India. When I was in high school, a Math teacher sparked my passion for learning and set the stage for the work I am pursuing as an innovator and entrepreneur. I realised later that many youth in India are not fortunate enough to have a teacher who challenges them. If we continue down the current path, the education crisis in India and throughout South Asia will deepen. We will fall short of education goals set forth in the Sustainable Development Goals that we hope to achieve by 2030.
Read the entire article by Commissioner Anant Agarwal at The Times of India ›