Life for the poor in India is extremely challenging. Due to a lack of education among the poor and lack of opportunities, the cycle of poverty entangles multiple generations. One-third of the world’s poor live in India which is close to 300 million people. Poverty hits children the hardest. Vulnerable and desperate, they are exploited and pushed into hard labor, beggar gangs or even trafficked.
The only way to empower impoverished children and families is by providing them with quality education. Government schools do not do this. In many instances, disinterested teachers may not even show up to class. Moreover, the untouchables are discriminated against and not provided with opportunities.