Kalvi Trust works in 35 locations of southern and west regions of tamil nadu which comes under 9 districts. Kalvi works with four geographic paths such as urban, rural, coastal and tribal.

The region of Tamil Nadu in modern india has been a continuous human habitation. Though the early period the history was started from the pallavas. In ancient days the Tamil empires of chera, chola and pandiya where rule the Tamil Nadu. Together they ruled over Tamil Nadu with unique culture, and language. Tamil Nadu was one of the first of British settlements in India. In Tamil Nadu there were 32 districts with 76 revenue divisions along with 226 Taluks. There are 10 municipal corporations and 123 municipalities. In Tamil Nadu Panchayat Union(Block) were divided in to two town panchayat and village panchayat. There are 385 panchayat union(Block) and 561 town panchayats and 12,618 village panchayats. There are 39 lok sabha constitutions and 234 assembly constitutions in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is one of the most literate states in India. The states literacy rate is 30.33% in 2011 which is above the national average. In particular there are 73.45 % were literates in which 82.42% were male and 64.63% were female according to 2001 census.

Indian scenario

The 2001 census report depicts indicate that India has made a significant progress towards growth phase in the field of literacy. It is recorded that there is an increase of 12.63% in the literacy rates comparing the previous census made in 1991 which is 52.21%. It shows that, there is an absolute decline of non-literates during the last 10 years. This achievement is seen as an encouraging and positive indicator to continue our efforts towards achieving the global target of 75% literacy rate.

Further looking at the genders and its disparity there is a drastic positive hike with respect to female literacy rates. There is a hike of 11.13% in-terms of male literacy rate compare with last census and 14.38% hike with female literacy rate, which is seen as positive and unseen change compare to the rates since 1951and its greater than male literacy change. And looking at the disparity rate index, there also can see positive change with the percentage the disparity is at the minimum level of 21.59%. Further looking on the urban and rural classifications it depicts some unseen change with the last census to the minimum level of 21.18%.

The issue

In India 100 million people from India were pointed out to join in the global workforce by2020. 50percebt of the population were divided according to the age group between above 25 and below 35. The only issue in India’s education system is lock of facilitators to serve to the mass people. Apart from this the quality education is comes from the elementary level but there is also a serious factor in lacking of an inadequate infrastructure. India’s gross enrolment ratio for higher education is low when compared with other BRIC countries. A large number of children in primary schools in India are fully or partly illiterate after the years of schooling.to eradicate this issue the quality of teaching should increase which may lead to the betterment of education system. The government schemes and non-government organizations also will promote the quality education to the students who are having dreams. Government should provide proper infrastructure to all the schools it may make the increment in the ratio of Indian education.

Series of issues
  • education is highly challenging in terms of language development specific to English and it is mainly prevailing with the government schools in rural areas
  • Ensuring entitlements of the children is also seen as one of the key issue and it is highly prevailing with rural and urban slums and with deprived community due to lack of awareness and don’t know how to facilitate to avail it
  • Mainstreaming and networking of children with the available opportunities in the sector in terms of scholarships and other facilities is also seen as a gape in the scenario
  • Future search identifying right career pathway is also seen as a key issue with the rural areas and specific to economically deprived community due to lack of guidance support
  • Unemployment and underemployment is the biggest challenge in front of the sector towards facing the workforce need in the country with the upcoming years

We are presently working in rural areas and urban slums located in nine districts namely: Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Tuticorin, Thirunelveli, Virudhunagar, Ramnathapuram in the State of Tamil Nadu in South India.