Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada (VEFC) is helping improve the standard of living of villagers in remote and disadvantaged regions of
India by encouraging their participation in rural development projects to improve health, sanitation and education services.
Poverty and unemployment are two sides of the same coin. We can never eliminate these social indicators but we can certainly encourage and motivate people to participate in the process of rural development for raising their standard of living.
Under its 'Education for All' program, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh seeks to provide free basic education to all children. Under this initiative, children also receive school uniforms, a stipend, school supplies and midday meals. However, some communities are left out for political, economic or geographical reasons. VEFC is helping to fill the gap by establishing primary schools in geographically-remote areas.