Girl Child Education
Education plays one of the most important roles in Women Empowerment. It also helps to put a stop to discrimination based on gender. Education is the first step to give women the power to choose the way of life she wants to lead. Women constitute almost half the population of our country. Men and Women are like two sides of the coin and need identical opportunity to contribute to the country’s development. By educating a man, only a part of the nation would be educated however by educating a woman, the whole country can be educated.
Advantages of girl child education in India-
- Educated women have Low risk of child mortality.
- Educated women are 50% more likely to have their child immunized.
- Educated women are less likely to be taken advantage of and less likely to contact HIV/AIDS.
- Educated women are less likely to become victims of domestic or sexual abuse.
We work to overcome the economic barrier that denies the underprivileged man, woman and child the access to medicines, vaccines and other medicinal facilities.
Indian Government, both at the Central and State level have taken conscious efforts to promote girl child education in India. All girls are entitled to free education till Class 8 under the Right to Education Act. To address the declining sex ratio and to raise awareness regarding the importance of girl education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme. Several State Governments provide free girl child education in India, free textbooks, educational loan, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana and many other policies to help girl child obtain a formal education.
Our NGO working for Girl Child Education
Several NGO’s have been working at the grass root levels to extend girl child education in India to underprivileged children in India. Since independence, NGOs have been trying hard to strengthen the existing education system and network in the country so that more and more girls get opportunities to go to school. With programmes in the most remote and marginalized areas of India, the NGO ensures that the benefits of the Right to Education Act reach the most deprived girls.