Good parenting is virtually absent in underprivileged families. There is a tendency to let children work as laborers and supplement family incomes. The tragedy is that these families do not realise the power of education as a poverty-destroyer.
In this scenario, the Abhiyan Bharat team works closely with parents to create a conducive domestic environment as the first step towards effective education. we speak periodically with parents on effective parenting through agenda based workshops and monthly Parent-Teacher Meetings. We encourage the school staff to be always welcoming and to prioritise parent related issues. As finances are paramount we speak to parents about their family incomes and the need for only a minimal spending to be allocated towards child well-being.
The result is that our schools have arrested the dropout rate and has seen drastic improvement in attendance.