4,000 Gurugram children drop out

One of the main reasons is Covid lockdown

4,000 Gurugram children drop out

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, August 6

Over 4,000 children in Gurugram have either opted out of school in the past few months or never been to any educational institute.

As per a survey conducted by an NGO in collaboration with the Education Department, 4,183 children in Gurugram district are not enrolled in school. Most of them have dropped out of schools owing to various reasons, like financial crisis or indulgence in child labour.

Of them, 2,881 are from Gurugram block. Sohna block has 771 such children, Pataudi 227 and Farrukhnagar block has 364 such cases. Most of them hail from rural areas and have reportedly admitted to dropping out following lockdown, mainly due to lack of infrastructure for online classes.

“Education will be provided to such children according to their age. Anubhuti Foundation, an NGO, will provide volunteers, who will take classes. In many cases, parents don’t want their wards to attend school as they want them as an extra earning hand,” said Deputy DEO Ritu Chaudhary.

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