Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.
While thinking to update the report of “Riding towards the future”, a girl Maya (name changed) came in to mind. But the thoughts were quite confusing, what to write about her as she has just joined the school after almost half at the year. It is success for us that we could able to re-enroll her in the school in the mid-term, but also unhappy moment for us that we could not identify her before six months. Which could have helped her in her schooling.
Maya, daughter of a farmer in the rural belt of Jhagadia block of Bharuch district. She left her schooling after completing 8 standard in her village school. She wished to go for higher studies but her father and mother was not ready, as they thought that she is now mature girl and have to learn the household stuff for marriage. And they stopped her schooling. Few of Maya’s friends have enrolled in the nearby high school and regularly going to the school, which Maya felt bad for herself. But not able to convince her mother and father for her wish about study further.
As GVT is working with this village, around in the month of August-19 our field staff come to know about Maya, and started exploring about her and her family. It took almost three and half months to convince Maya’s father and mother to send Maya school. There were some financial difficulties, managing household and other work which was quite difficult for the family to manage. But at the end GVT could able to make the parents aware about her future without education.
Maya is in school now, with her bicycle. She attends school regularly with her friends. But GVT believes that still there are many girls who do not able to study further because of some minor reasons, parents are also not able to think about their daughters’ future and just make their lives worst by not giving them education.
Little help, by giving school materials, bicycles or may be tuition fees will make some girl’s future bright. Let us help them to educate, let us make their future bright.