Girls education in rural areas

The urban female literacy rate is 64 percent and rural women’s literacy rate is half of it, i.e., 31 percent. In India, many states have large rural-urban differences in female literacy.  There is no denying the fact that girls and women have made many educational gains in recent years, but still, have to fight back against many evil acts in the male-dominated society. This low level of literacy not only has a negative impact on their own development but also on their families and community, the health, and the well-being of their children.
Despite this, girls and young women in many parts of the world miss out on school every day. Around 61 million girls are out of school, according to UNICEF in 2016 – 32 million girls of primary school age and 29 million of lower secondary school age.
In six of the 24 states, 25 percent or less of the women in rural areas are literate(more than 75% of girls are illiterate). The result is a low literacy rate among women.
It is rightly said that Educate girls in the family and the whole family will be educated but Girls in the poorest & rural areas face the greatest disadvantages because parents are less educated and therefore may value education less. Rural communities have fewer support systems, so they force girls to work or manage their household chores, which will help them after marriage. let’s look at one common Indian proverb, ‘raising girls is like watering someone else’s lawn. From the start, girl children are seen as burdens rather than blessings, bearers of exorbitant dowries, who will eventually move into the homes of their husbands. Girls are marginalized and are out of school simply because they are girls and it is not the cultural norm.  Many parents to date are of the view, that educating son is an investment because they still think that sons will take care of them when they will be old. So, if a rural family has to choose between educating a son or a daughter, typically the son will be chosen. In India, the status of the girl child has been a subject of much discussion, contro­versy, and debate. There are some overwhelming cultural and economic reasons why female children are not receiving the same medical, emotional and educational attention as their male counterparts. Girls have the same right to education as boys. Educated girls can make informed choices – and from a far better range of options. Girls have the capacity to achieve their goals and create financial freedom for both themselves and their families. Educated Girls are assets to society as they are more innovative and can optimize resources in a better way.
So to break this old frame of mind, we are working for the progress of rural areas where the literacy rate is minimal among women and are actively targeted to improve the situation of women through education. which will impact their lives and bring them valuable members of society.
We are thankful to those who contributed to us reaching our goals.

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