India has been always a male dominated country. Being a girl in India is still a thing of shame. But nowadays the attitude and behavior toward women is changing slowly. According to the rule of democracy, all citizens are equal. But still in some rural part of India, there are many poor girls who are not equal in the eyes of the villagers. The main problem is the lack of awareness.
Most of the girls in the rural areas are not aware of their constitutional rights. This is due to the lack of education. Education is the basic right of everyone but there are many women and girls who are unable to reach this light of hope. Since they can’t reach the string of the education, so various initiatives are taken to promote the girl education.
Various types of initiatives:
Some of the famous initiative taken by governments is given below:
· Girls education program
· Join my village
· Girls leadership initiative
· Realization of citizen
These initiatives help in spreading the branches of education in many places, villages and states. These initiatives create a lot of interest and awareness to the women in villages and teach them about the outside world and different job opportunities to make them stand on their own leg.
Girl’s Education Program:
This program is done in Bihar, Haryana, Orissa and utter Pradesh. It was a 10 year operation for reaching 2 million women, girls and developing their skills to aware them with their right of choice. This program was also designed to enhance various opportunities of education system for women. This program tried to find the basic problems related to the education system in that place and also find ways to solve those problems.
UDAAN is a school which was introduced in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh. It was a learning model school for girls of age 9-14. This program used to allow these girls to complete their primary schooling in 11 months. This program used to provide residing areas also for a specific time to complete the education.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV):
These are also special kinds of residential school. This program is under the SSA government scheme. This is generally for the older girls who belong to a socially backward community. This program helps those women to pass out and complete their studies and acquire the least level of education. This program employs many teachers and gives them proper training to teach the other girls about the education and social life. These schools provide training in mathematics, computer and language.
This is the largest initiative taken by the government. This project helps in providing their holistic services to young children and women. Their services also include preschool education and hospitality. This is mainly Chhattisgarh based project but nowadays it has spread in many different states. This initiative also provides their services during every kind of natural and artificial hazard. There are many other social service centers which do joined effort with this program. This program employs many employees as a worker.
There are many other programs which also help in increasing the power of the women kind. These programs also help the women in maternal period and teach them how to take care of them during maternity. Sometimes they also help in teaching the social and psychological values of women. So these initiatives by the government are creating awareness everywhere in India.