Girl child education – Right of every girl child
Education is every child’s basic right and forms the crux of societal and individual development. As a country identified with the lowest literacy levels for women and girls, education for the girl child becomes crucial to women empowerment and development.
More often than not, it is women from the rural backdrops of the country that are subjected to lack of education and thus, lack of opportunities. Even for those with access to education, the quality of rural education leads them nowhere. This makes it imperative for important steps towards access to quality education for the girl child and the underprivileged children.
Rights based, equal-opportunities education, particularlyeducation for the girl child, acts as the primary vehicle which works to lift them out of poverty and obtain the means to participate in their communities by being well-informed and good decision makers.
Many NGOs understand the plight of the girl child and the reality of a bleak future due to lack of education. Such NGOs try to provide solutions based welfare programs and free quality rural education. Through such quality rural education programs, particularly in the domain of education for the girl child, they focus on developing well-rounded citizens who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to understand medical care, nutrition, educational and vocational opportunities.
After all, only a well-informed citizen can participate in the political, social and economic decision-making of the nation and pave the way forward for a developed society free of inequalities.
Bharti Foundation was established in 2000 with a vision “To help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential”. Visit bhartifoundation.com to know more about their program for girl child education.