Girl Child Education in Rural Regions of India

"EDUCATE A MAN AND YOU EDUCATE ONE PERSON, EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A COMPLETE FAMILY".
Right to education is a civil and political right similar to economic, cultural and social right. Reports estimate that more than 50% of girls in India do not enjoy this right to education and those who do are likely to drop out by the age of 12.
Lack of education denies the girl child, the knowledge and abilities needed to improve their position in society. Education empowers the child to realise her potential, to think, to understand, to question, to develop civic sense, to be responsible and to take independent decisions.

  • - 1 in every 11 children in India is working, when they should be at school
  • - 17.7 million children and adolescents are out of school in India, this is 14% of world's population of children out of school
  • - 20% of grade 2 children in India cannot recognize numbers 1-9; 53% of children drop out of school at elementary level

The World Bank has acknowledged that there is no investment more effective for achieving the millennium development goals than educating girls."According to the World Bank, some of the benefits associated with girls' education include reduction of child and maternal mortality, improvement of child nutrition and health, lower fertility rates and improvement in economic production".

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