India is a middle-income country with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In spite of the improvements in its economy, it has a high child mortality rate, with significant differences in child mortality both between and within different states. Poverty, malnutrition and poor sanitation are substantial problems for many Indians and are a significant contributor to child mortality. More than 50% of children are malnourished or stunted. Healthcare provision is inadequate, and many families, especially in rural areas, have significant difficulties in accessing healthcare.
The Bitter Truth is–almost half of the population in the world lives in rural regions in a state of poverty. These inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest. With nearly 82% of the poor living in rural areas, efforts must be taken for the betterment and progress of the rural economy with a thrust on agriculture in particular. Metamorphic change in rural set-up is only possible by linking education to such areas to build the architecture of an Inclusive Nation.
Early childhood development is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and can be negatively influenced by many different adversities, including violence in the home, neglect, abuse, and parental ill-health.
Role of Education in Rural Areas
The education must contribute to the upliftment of socioeconomic status and the development of rural set-up. Knowledge can help with training, decision making, creating more opportunities for employment and income generated sources. It can lead to public participation in the rural set-up and increased productivity. The educational development of rural individuals can empower them to enjoy many “Government Schemes” and pave the way for an escape from the poverty trap. Educational programs relevant to local needs for the development of family, community, and society, will lessen poverty and lead the way to Equity of Income. The role of education is to trigger social transformation.
While poverty is more typical and extreme in rural contexts, interventions to improve cognition in low socioeconomic status, children are, for the most part, based on studies conducted in urban populations. Poverty and rural settings affect a child’s cognitive performance. The differences could be accounted mostly by the months of past preschool attendance and the father’s completed level of education. These results should inform policies and programs for children living in rural poverty worldwide.
Solution—The provision of universal education alongside universal access to healthcare has demonstrated that child mortality rates could be reduced. In a world based on science and technology, it is education that determines the level of prosperity.
EKAM Foundation is a unique health care structure, primarily focusing on neonates, infants and children. It supplements the Public Health Care System. As a child’s health is dependent on the health of the mother, interventions are altered to address the challenge.
There are various situations in everyday healthcare routines where EKAM intervenes to bring a desired positive impact on the overall lifesaving scenario by providing support.
So, let us join and work together to ensure this
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