The Invisible State of Education in the Kashmir Valley

Shubhendra Vikram
May 17, 2020 · 3 min read

This Article has stories from the villages of Jammu and Kashmir about the condition of education in the state. These stories are told by the Volunteers of Project Parwaaz who teach these kids on phone call from all over India.

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The State of Education

These children have never watched a film, never seen a television.This speaks volumes of the condition in which the children are growing up.

I was in disbelief, but similar stories started coming from other volunteers. Class 10th children have difficulty in writing simple words,they get confused in alphabets at times.

Background

She had been teaching the children of migrant laborers in Jammu since last couple of years and wanted to enable this for other underprivileged children in the state. She explains that the kids lack immensely in the basic concepts. People want their children to progress, but that doesn’t help. Neither the children nor their parents have any clue about the future of the kids.

Challenges on the ground

A woman came to know that children in her village are being taught on the phone, she desperately wanted to enroll her daughter Sania. She contacted us through a neighbor, her family did not have a phone. Before we could make arrangements, the next day we came to know that this woman had used all her savings to buy a phone so that her daughter could study.

The Desire to learn

The conditions are so poor and the drive to learn is so profound. We can only wonder what led to this gap in the valley.

There are loads of difficulties on the ground. Poor Network, Poor Internet, Unavailability of books, financial hurdles, lack of awareness and foundation of these kids. We hope small steps over time can bring a big change.

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