Education is the movement from darkness to light ~Allan bloom
Girl child higher education is a crucial in rural area. Improving access to education for girls is an issue need to be address which exactly Gram Vikas Trust is focusing on in the remote villages of Gujarat. I was reading an article on “why we should support girl education” posted by Chima F. Madu. She has rightly mentioned that “Education is very important for every child whether boy or girl. It is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child”.
Recently we have supported 3 girls (Meeta, Rehea, Ileana (name changed)) through this project. They are in 10th standard, sooner they will be appearing for board examinations. I would definitely share their results with you as it’s you all who think of their education. There are many more to whom we still need to support for further education.
I happened to visit the school before 15 days. I do meet and converse with all the girls in the school. Ileana came to me and she simply told me that “I am going to write much better in this exam it seems, Thank you for giving us excellent reading material and all other”
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“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.” - Jane Austen
An educated girl will ‘Stay healthy, save money, build a business, empower her community, and lift her country’
This programme gives much more importance to girl child education because girls education is like sowing the seed which gives rise to green, cheerful and full grown family plant. She must be given all the necessary education. Ignoring her, keeping her illiterate means we are creating an illiterate and ignorant generation. So it is perfectly true that educating a girl child means educating a family.
This project facilitates the girls who live in interior villages. There is a lack of public transport, which makes very difficult for them to reach school for studies. In the case even family do not have sufficient to help their child as they earn very less in a day. The girls do get education till 8th standard as they have primary school in the village itself, but after that it’s a question mark that who goes for further studies?
We believe that most of the problems of society can be eradicated by educating the girl child. Hence this is our simple approach by providing them bicycle that they continue studies without any constrain.
Few days ago I met Ella (name changed). She is studying in 10th standard; she lives 18km far from her school. She has to walk 7km every day to catch bus to reach school. She get tired end of the day and do not get time to do extra studies which is her utmost require as she is preparing for board exam. She received bicycle and now she drives bicycle to reach school on time and come back early. Ella conveyed her gratitude “thank you for thinking about my studies. I will study harder’’
Swami Vivekananda has rightly said, “Educate your women first and leave them to themselves, then they will tell you what reforms are needed.”
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"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows" Sydney J. Harries
The Project supports children in rural Gujarat who are underprivileged and need support to continue their studies. The children covered through this project are studying in different streams. They do not get any additional help like as subjective coaching, reference books computer coaching, and stationary. This project aim to help 40 children belongs to rural area of Gujarat.
I would like to share a story of Jennifer (name changed). She belongs to a small village of Vagra block. Many of the girls leave their studies after 8th standard due to socially and economically backwardness, despite all the barriers Jennifer continued her Study and chooses Science Stream in 12th Standard. She is studying in government higher secondary school of Vagra. Her Father is truck driver and mother is agricultural labor, which makes very hard for them to afford her educational Expenses. We have helped her providing her coaching fees, school fees, exam fees, guides and reference book (physics, chemistry, biology) and Paper set. She is good in studies and will score a good grade in exam.
When last time I met Jennifer, She convey her gratitude by saying “Thanks to all the people who give their valuable time and money to support children like me”
This project has 39 more children who need support to continue their education. The children face many issues to drop out and discontinue their studies. Your support can be a single reason to put down all the reason that discontinues their education.
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