Education is Everything
Its update time again and I thought I would ask a girl student at one of our village schools to tell us about her experiences. The students name is Ruby ( we have actually changed the name for privacy reasons), but the words are entirely her own.
"I am 14 years old and I live in Dhobi a small village in south Bihar India. I am the only girl in a family of four children, and my father is a farmer. I want everyone to know if were not for the girls community education scheme run by People First I would not be at school today. I study in class 7. The programme supports girls who wish to study by providing free education on the condition the parents sign a bond undertaking not to marry them or disturb their education in anyway . Because of this I am the first girl to be educated in my family.
As part of the community awareness programme encouraging girls to become educated recently with our parents we watched a video of a girl from the Yemen who had run away from forced marriage . We applauded her courage!
Sadly this is a problem here too, that is why we need this programme so much. It is so important. It is our lives.
Thank you for all your help"
By helping this programme you can directly reach out to girls like Ruby. One students education in this programme (in full time day school) costs only $190 per year.
In our area of work one in two women cannot read or write.
We send our heartfelt appreciation to all of you,
Supporting girls at School