It started with a few concerned citizens financing educational expenses of people from lower strata of society individually. The group would finance their drivers, domestic helpers, guards, etc. During that time it was quite evident that the rate of continuity of education was very low – children would get enrolled and then dropped out after a couple of years down the road.
It was then realized that the family counseling was just as necessary as was financing kids’ education. The objective of this initiative was to make the families aware about the importance of education and drive their thinking towards improving their family profile through education. It was with proper awareness program, support and encouragement that helped underprivileged families understand why it was important to not only get the children enrolled but help them continue their children’s education.
During this journey, the response and efforts by the families and children have been quite encouraging; we strongly felt that under privileged parents definitely realize the importance of imparting education to their children. This encouraged us to broaden our scope of activities and thus CYTE Foundation was formed.
The organization started with 19 children – a number that keeps growing rapidly with time. The program presently sponsors 600+ students. This increment in number of children sponsored in various schools has also helped us to gain the advocacy rights and help the schools in policy development of their faculty, infrastructure and curriculum.