Females constitute about 50% of country’s human resource but lack of education snatches their chance to be a part of the progress and development of India. This means our pace of progress is less than the required pace. Even if females do not use education to work, total illiteracy has a huge negative impact on our society.
Education is regarded as a key instrument for the empowerment of women. Education changes their worldview, improves their chances of employment, facilitates their participation in public life, and also influences their fertility. Several studies indicate that educated women have, on an average, fewer children and they take good care of their socialization.
Although considerable progress has been made with regard to literacy and education, the overall picture still remains unfavorable to women.
Some common causes for the lack of education amongst girl childs and women are:
But in spite of all these reasons, National Women’s Parliament wants women of all ages to understand and realize that education can actually end the vivacious cycle of poverty, their misfortune, so that they can live a life with pride. We should encourage the girl child in getting education to create a balanced and an educated society.
All children deserve an education. An alarming number of India’s urban poor still remain without an opportunity to receive formal education. Our mission at Doorstep School is to bridge this divide using innovative programs that will bring education to these children and help them make the transition to literacy and a brighter future.
Pratham is an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. Established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai, Pratham has grown both in scope and geographical coverage.