Girl Child Education
In spite of the fact that the Indian
Constitution guarantees that education is a basic
human right and that the girls have equal right to
attend school from the age of six till elementary
graduation. The girl children in most families in India
is discriminated against and denied this right due to
preference to male inheritance, early marriage, dowry,
violence against women etc.
Further reason for inequality during
primary education is that girl’s cannot attend schools
due to inadequate facilities in primary schools. Schools
are unable to provide safe and sanitary facilities for
young girls .To add to the woes the basic
infrastructural facilities like proper roads, running
water are often scarce.
In the light of the prevailing conditions
the effort of IIMPACT (the agency that supported the
project) towards girl children education centre in rural
sector is praiseworthy. Under their support we are
running forty girl children learning Centers in Pakuria
and Pakur blocks in Pakur district. The centers are
running effectively with 1200 girl’s all-total with 30
girls in each centre. Almost all the girls have keen
interest in getting education. The girls have under gone
changes both behaviourally and academically. Their
parents and community are showing happiness on what
they have achieved so far. All the teachers have gone
through phase wise training sessions and are showing
good learning as teachers, preparing and using TLM. TLMs
have been developed from the curriculum of their class.
Independence Day and other national and memorable days
were celebrated by the children in all the centres.
Eminent person of the villages were invited during the
class hours and in the programmes conducted.
The children were given exposure visit to
local areas like railways stations, banks and village
hats. In each Centres extracurricular activities are
organized which mostly consists of dance, songs and
outdoor games and storytelling sessions.