Whilst education is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 14, around 300 million adults in India are illiterate, with 40% of students, mostly girls, dropping out by secondary school (UNESCO Institute for Statistics). This low rate of secondary education is largely attributed to low public spending on education and caste disparities which make quality education inaccessible to many. Since its construction in 2005, the Love Annupampattu Primary School has provided free primary education in English to the poorest children of Annupampattu village. It also operates a tailoring and embroidery school for poor mothers, enabling them to become financially independent through self employment or work in the local textile industry. Global Concern also carried out relief work in the wake of the Tsunami, providing care packages and building a community hall. Learn more...

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  • An education

  • Grins

  • Shirts and ties

  • Class time

  • Sewing school

  • Hard labour

  • Tsunami village rebuild

  • Good news bird

  • School playground

  • School assembly

  • Opening the school library

  • School lunch

  • Meal time

  • My school friends

  • Learning together

  • School bus

  • Tsunami community hall

  • Community hall opening celebration

  • Getting old in the village