The Girl Education Program (GEP) of CARE India focuses on improving the conditions under which women, especially those in marginalised communities, are able to access quality education.
For 70 years, Treatment has served in India, concentrating on alleviating poverty and social exclusion. They do so by well-planned and comprehensive health, education, livelihoods, and disaster preparedness and response programmes. In addressing the COVID-19 health crisis, CARE India collaborates with development partners. With PPE, we help frontline employees stay healthy, distribute dry rations to feed the vulnerable, and raise awareness in our programme areas. They are part of the CARE International Confederation and strive for a world where all people live with dignity and protection in more than 100 countries. CARE focuses on the advancement of women and girls because they are overwhelmingly impacted by poverty and sexism, and in the realisation of their freedom, rights and access and influence over wealth, they experience violence and abuses. Experience also shows that women have the ability to help whole families and whole societies conquer poverty, marginalisation and social inequality when equipped with the proper tools. Earlier in our article about “How participation of Women in Higher Education will enhance Sustainable Development in India”, this works as the perfect example.
One of the most important fields of female empowerment is Girl Child Education. It is also a field which provides some of the clearest examples of discrimination experienced by women. There are twice as many girls as boys among children not attending school, and twice as many women as men among illiterate adults. Offering basic education to girls is one sure way to give them even greater control, helping them to make real decisions about the kinds of lives they want to lead. It’s not a luxury here. It is defined as a fundamental human right in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the Convention on the Abolition of All Types of Discrimination against Women. -The UNICEF.
Why We Support Girls’ Education at CHORD:
- Educated women may have the potential for a healthier and happier life and should be a good enough incentive to encourage the education of girls.
An educated woman has the talents, experience, and trust that she requires to be a better parent, employee, and citizen.
- At work, a trained woman would also be more active.
- Educational investment dividends are also higher for women than for men.
- For young girls who are poor and working in slums.
All these steps are a major move for upcoming progress in educational sector in India for women.