Shakhee for Girls
"To teach a girl is to teach a whole society."
In India almost 70% of girls drop out of school before reaching year 10. This equates to 7 in 10 not even completing year 10.
We are aware that India is a predominantly patriarchal society where money on a girl is viewed as better spent on marriage than her education, but we are encouraged by the 30% of parents who think the other way round!
Changing the patriarchal mindset is not an easy task and often not possible.
At Shakhee, we want to address the tasks where we can definitely make a difference....
~ nuances of commute, fear of being harassed (1 in 5 drop out)
~ lack of sanitary pads (1 in 4 drop out )
~ lack of infrastructure
~ lack of good teachers
~ lack of equipment
~ lack of toilets
~ Additional income through child labour is a very attractive prospect for most parents. We will try to support those parents in return for their commitment to educate their girls!
Education leads to empowerment. Empowerment leads to change. Empowerment eradicates poverty.
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