Mission Education programme

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

If we need to address healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there's no better way to start than providing an education to children in need. Education not only empowers children to earn a livelihood but also help them grow up as responsible national and global citizens. Right to Education, Learning, and Development (emotional, physical and mental) are fundamental human rights of all children below the age of 18 years as per the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). But millions of children are deprived of these basic rights for several reasons including conflict, natural calamities, ethnicity, disability, and above all poverty.

The Right to Education (RTE) Act which came into force in 2010 made education free and compulsory for all children in the age group of 6-14 years. But even more than a decade after the implementation of the law, for many children in the country, the learning curve has not been steady. The socio-economic conditions of parents and lack of proper learning in schools are hindrances which prevent many children from having an education.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation



2010 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion


  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Literacy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Digital literacy
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


6 - 14

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Educational Technology

  • Digital skills/literacy (including coding)

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Reducing economic barriers

  • Reducing/eliminating school fees
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action
  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased literacy
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased secondary school enrolment

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved nutrition
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Reduced child marriage

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Smile Foundation