The General Education Rate for all persons in elementary education increased from 81.6% in 2000-01 to 96.9% in 2014-15.

Education and the importance of pursuing post-secondary education are vital to the development of our children. In this regard, PRIDE. proactively supplements the activities of the government through ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ for the universalisation of Primary and Elementary Education.

Children living in rural areas often drop out of the schools because of various social factors, one of them being unfavourable environment to study at home. For the same, a School based Quality Improvement Programme (SQUIP) and Reading Improvement Programme (RIP) were introduced, for children from 6-14 years, to ensure that there is a conducive after-school environment for students to do their homework and practice what they have learnt at school.

The Study Centres, which cater to 6-14 years help us further our goal to promote an interactive and all rounded learning atmosphere. At present we have 12 study centers located in 12 villages across Raigad.

The RIP or Reading Improvement Programme is one of our key programmes across our study centres aimed to inculcate the habit of reading among the children. In 2015-16, 53 libraries were set up in zilla parishad schools. The RIP programme motivates the teachers to set aside separate time for reading activities and encourages children to read books apart from their curriculum.

We believe, for a child to grow into a healthy adult s/he needs a well-rounded programmeme encompassing emotional, physical, relational, intellectual and creative components. Bearing this in mind, the Child Resource Centre provides our children the opportunity to engage themselves in arts, sports and music giving back the right to enjoy their childhood. The CRC act as a knowledge hub for the local children and provide them with information and knowledge on a range of topics of their interest and relevance including children’s issues and rights and update them in those subjects regularly. The CRC is also used as a platform for the children clubs to congregate and conduct their plans/programmes/events at larger level. Equipped with musical instruments, sports equipment, library and computers, this centre is open to all children every weekend.