Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan provides residential elementary educational facilities to girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, minority communities and families below the poverty line in Educationally Backward Blocks.
This project with KGBVs is one of the landmark interventions of CARE India GEP, as part of which capacities of teachers, head teachers and teacher supervisors are built on issues of early grade literacy, out of school children and bridging them to age appropriate levels, safety and security of children and leadership of girls from marginalized backgrounds. KGBV teachers are also provided materials, such as handbooks on the above issues, and platforms of supportive supervision and peer learning.
Advocacy is a vital component of this project to scale up the intervention with KGBVs. GEP provides direct technical support to the state government through quality and gender cells, thereby disseminating knowledge and learnings to the state level platform.