AN EDUCATED GIRL WILL; “Stay healthy, save money, Build a business, empower her community and Lift her country”
This project could provide great platform to the girls from interior villages. It is helping large number of girls every year to complete their higher education through bicycle. The girls who received bicycle last year shares that “We want to study more & more till we achieve our future aim, since we got bicycle we have no reason to bunk school. We go to school every day & it helps us to save time for extra study.” We could serve 300 girls to pursue higher education through this project. This year we have a target of 500 to promote higher education of girls being in interior village by providing them bicycle.
Recently we provided 20 bicycles to the girls of selod village. It is a hope to all girls achieves their aim by pursuing higher education. The bicycle to the girls of interior villages shows 95% percent attendance in schools. It also gives parents a sense security that girls go in a group and come together.
One of the bicycle beneficiaries. Her parents are daily wages laborer. Though her parents are very supportive to her education they are unable to afford cost of her education as they have to look after family expense. She is very happy since she received bicycle that she will be able to go to school every day apart she will reach on time at school. When she had no other access of transportation, there are many days where she used to absent in school. The bicycle given to her could help her to attend school so regularly with full attendance. The school teachers also shares that they can see the enthusiasm of these girls to come to school now.
We are grateful to all our supporters and donors who contribute for the betterment of society and especially for the girls’ child higher education. Your contribution to this social means a lot to the education of children.
What else do you think can be a better way to promote education of girl child?
Happiness on the faces of girls
A hope to get educated
Apr 4, 2014
Higher Education to deprived girl child
By Mittal Gohil - Area manager
Brigham Young says “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
This project is prominantly focusing on girl child higher education. These girl are from intereor villages where even to get out of that villages, one need to walk 4 km through dusty and unstructured roads. That is how all these girls go to school everyday, lack of transport is biggest hurdle for them. Families are depends on daily wage labor work, there are fails to support higher education of this girls. This project makes interventions to support higher education of this girls.
While intervening with these girls, one of the girls; Vasava Priyanka (Name Changed) says, “We have to walk so much since morning and same as while returning. We feel so tired end of the day that we can’t do our homework. Infact we are unable do any extra reading when back to home, the roads are muddy that in monsoons we falls, we get hurt very frequently, we are not from well of family that they we will have extra uniforms to wear for next day. She says that I want to become a police officer, but my parents are daily wages laborer, they are unable to pay my normal fees, and how will they send me for further education”
Girls have their own goals for their future, through this project we will further look after that they attain higher education to achieve their goal. This project will create an opportunity for these girls to fulfill their dreams through education. It will inspire other girls in the village/town to persue higher education.
Thank you to all the people who support this project. Your concern for this social cause means a lot to the future of these girls.
Girl child higher education through bicycle; Padal
By Mittal Gohil - Project head
Bicycle distribution by District Collector
From base line survey, we have identified 20 girls from Padal village in Jhagadiya block of Bharuch district. They are studying in high school and are dropped/irregular in school due to school at long distance. These are girls belongs to families who are economically deprived and socially not integrated.
For base line survey we could talk to these girls and their parents too. We came to know that they have to walk 7km a day to attend high school, and they do not reach on time. They miss half day school, due to transport problem.
Through this project we are helping irregular girls by providing Bicycles, to ensure their regularity in the school. GVT staff could meet all this girls and motivate them to attend school regularly.
On 4th January, 2014 in association with teachers, villagers, parents, SMC members, Sarpanch of village, Talati, We have organized bicycle distribution programme. 20 girls received bicycle in presence of District collector Smt.Avantika singh (IAS), Mamlatdar Jhagadia and SDM Jhagadia.
Due to this bicycle giving project we could ensure that they are not dropped out and attend school regularly. To achieve their goal.