Girls in Higher Education
Many girls struggle to get an education, but those who have the ability, want to attend college and become doctors, teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs; and day after day, they do whatever it takes to get the education they need to fulfil their dreams.
In rural India, access to education is limited because it is often locally unavailable, or because of domestic and economic pressures forcing children to work, and because it has traditionally not been accorded value. Giving girls access to higher education will address various problems in society, as well as important areas related to the empowerment of rural women in south India. Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India, there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers.
Quality education is the foundation of sustainable development to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education. Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to get married at an early age and less likely to have children at an early age. Educated women will encourage their children to get an education which help ensures that universal education and gender equality will continue on through the generations.
Our girls are all the first member of their families to complete school finals and enter a college/university for a degree course. Over the years we've seen an increase in girls wanting to go on to higher education but it has also put us in the difficult position of needing extra funds to support the growing number. These young girls who have joined higher educational institutions are keen to study and using this opportunity afforded to them to earn a decent livelihood for them and their families.
Providing girls with an education help break the cycle of poverty and create a ripple effect of opportunity that influences generations to come.
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