Why Fostering Girl Child Education is a Must for India’s Development

Thursday 27 July 2017
Till a few decades back, people used to think that it was unnecessary to educate girls. In the current times, however, women at par with men, competing with them in all spheres of life. Today, people not only understand the importance of quality education, but also send their daughters to school. It’s an undeniable truth that girls’ education can bring about a phenomenal change in the society and help the country reach great heights.

Sadly, things need a lot of improvement in several rural parts of India. In backward states and villages, people still don’t prefer sending their daughters to schools due to cultural and financial reasons. While some people think that girls should know nothing apart from household chores, others simply can’t afford to educate their daughters.

There are several advantages of educating girls. Educated girls grow up to become educated women who can play an important role in the development of society. Let’s look into some other advantages of sending girls to school.

Education not only empowers a girl child by enlightening her with knowledge and wisdom, but also makes her economically independent. Economic independence instils a sense self-reliance and confidence. Empowerment of girls and women also forms a strong base in the fight against the issue of gender-inequality.

An independent woman is capable of sharing the burden of men in the different walks of life. In this age of economic crisis, it’s hard for the middle class to make both ends meet. Working women can add to the total income of their husbands, and can earn a living for herself and her family.
A high rate of education among girls can not only improve their own lives, but can also brighten the future of the country. Education leads to freedom of thought and broadens a woman’s outlook. This also makes her aware of her responsibilities and duties, which is crucial to the development of a society as a whole.

Can organisations like Save the Children Help in improving the situation?
NGOs like Save the Children have established active modules that ensure that every girl child gets quality education. Working with top corporates, Save the Children has facilitated education across thousands of schools across the country by imparting training in extra-curricular activities. The organization has mapped many out-of-school children and encouraged families to send their daughters to school. Many events are organized to sensitize people about the relevance of girl child education.
 
Conclusion
NGOs like Save the Children work with the government to provide survival, safety and education to the girl child. Many people contribute and help the organization in accomplishing the mission of educating girls by supporting an NGO online. Your donation will not only empower the girl child, but will also give you a lot of happiness and satisfaction. Together, we can take small steps to ensure that men and women are given equal opportunities to move ahead in life and help India reach new heights.