Every child is entitled to an education in India, but unfortunately, not every child is getting a good education. Indians want better for their children. One solution is quality private schools at a price families can afford. RDF schools offer a low student to teacher ratio so students get more focused instruction. Lessons encourage children to think creatively and problem solve, not just memorize. And each day includes extra-curricular activities like sports and cultural programs as well as a nourishing meal.
Parents pay fees according to affordability, starting at 3000 rupees ($50 USD) a year for one child, rising to 9,000 rupees ($150 USD) a year. An average of ten per cent of students across all schools are completely exempt from fee-paying because of their dire economic circumstances. RDF ensures that no family is paying beyond their means. The number of children attending RDF schools has increased as more villagers enroll their sons and daughters.Today, RDF educates over 1500 children in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.