Education
EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION

Education

CARE India’s Girl Education Programme (GEP) focuses on improving the conditions by which girls, especially those in the marginalized communities can access quality education. Education is an important tool that enables women and girls to participate in decisions that affect their lives and in improving their social status. GEP provides technical support while working through the formal school systems as well as through the integrated programs of CARE India. Following the enactment of the Right to Education Act by the Government, CARE India has been actively engaged in several forums and consortiums along with other international agencies and the larger civil society to support the implementation of the Act in its true spirit. GEP is committed towards enabling effective implementation of education provisions and policies for rights, entitlements and empowerment of girls from most marginalized sections of the society in safe and secure, inclusive and gender responsive environments.

 

Major Achievements

  • 01
    1,36,000

    children (52% girls from the marginalized communities) and 9,00,000 children (54% girls) were directly and indirectly reached

  • 02
    23,000+

    Government school teachers and functionaries (3,500 directly and over 19,000 indirectly) and 180 community based mentors reached through various interventions

  • 03
    746

    KGBVs, 9,115 schools and 15 Special Training Centers reached

  • 04
    4 States

    have CARE India’s education programmes implemented, covering 10 districts and reaching over 9,00,000 children

  • 05
    Udaan

    was recognized as one of the exemplary works inthe domain of residential schools in India (A national level study on Residential Schooling Strategies: Impact on Girls Education and Empowerment, (BPS,2015)

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The Achiever

An alumna of one of CARE India supported KGBVs from Mankapur, Uttar Pradesh, Shabnam battled against many odds to go to school. Despite her family’s strong reservations, Shabnam was always focused on getting educated. Currently, she is preparing for her Class 12 exams.

Shabnam is passionate about ensuring that other girls do not drop out of school and speaking up against the evils of child marriage and other age old beliefs. She also works with the community to ensure women are treated equally, and everyone has access to proper sanitation. Read more…