Rapid urbanization in the last few decades has led to nearly 130 million people-equaling the population of Mexico-to settle in South Asian slum colonies. While the lack of basic amenities and urban services poses severe consequences for these communities, the need to address poor educational infrastructure and explore creative educational opportunities only increases.
Government schools are overburdened and understaffed, and only the rich can afford private schools. In addition, discrimination against lower castes has resulted in high dropout and low school enrollment rates. Recent studies suggest that South Asia has the highest number of out of school youth aged 15-17 in the world.