Girl child is considered as a burden on the family in the some areas. This is due to illiteracy, lack of awareness and conservative thinking of the society. In order to address this situation, RSKS India is doing many awareness workshops, sessions, activities under the HER VOICE project. This project is to aware, educate, and bring a change in the male dominated society and all the project activities are also done at the ground level. In this context, one of the awareness done at the grassroots level is through the village action groups. The group consists of adolescent girls and boys who are going to school and two separate groups are formed. Both the groups and boys work together at their own village to raise awareness on the social issues.
In this context, these groups identified the women from their villages who were pregnant and then when the baby girl was born of any of the women then these groups informed RSKS team and then the whole team went at the house of the new born girl child and then welcomed the parents of the new born girl child by playing the plates, and then garlanded both the parents in order to honor them and the village action groups danced and sang in front of them to make the birth of the girl child an occasion. After this they also set up a name plate outside the house where the girl child was born so that everyone could know the house by the girls name and the girl would get recognition. At last, the groups gave the parents a tree and went to their courtyard to plant that tree as this tree would always be the resemblance of the girl child in their house. All this work is done in order to change the thinking of the society.
These village action groups are bringing small changes in the mindset of the rural community. The parents of the girl child feel immense respect as they are honored by someone on the birth of a girl child. The mother of the girl child is so happy as she had hesitation earlier due to the conservative thinking of the society however when she is greeted by the adolescent children of village action groups and see their zeal to celebrate the birth of her girl child, she also feels excitement. These children are bringing small changes at the ground level and are becoming role models to others as they are eradicating social evils from the ground level itself through awareness, education and affinity. The parents of the new born girl child thanked RSKS India team and these adolescent children from bottom of their heart for making the birth of their girl child an celebration.
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