Women in India have been regarded with the greatest respect and accorded prestige. For a nation to progress, it is essential to empower women. India has been blessed with women pioneers who have broken the shackles of gender stereotypes in every field. Girl child if mentored right at that tender age, certain it’s all the difference we need to have girls make that change and be empowered. Having a mentor equips a girl with concepts such as confidence, bravery, assertiveness, knowledge of the importance of education, and gaining as much information as possible. Imagine a girl child who knows the importance of education in her class, intimidation from her boy classmate will not be an option because her good grades won’t allow it, thereby fighting the discrimination with education vice. Girls who have been taught how to be confident, brave, and assertive are more likely to get the talent and development skills in their work environment, this will lead to having more women ladies in positions, and it’s at points such as these that they get to change the world positively through direct policies implemented hence economically empowering themselves and generations to come. Let’s mentor, and support the girl child of today to empower the woman of tomorrow.
Condition of Female Literacy
Progress in the field of education for adolescent girls has not kept pace with the realities they face today. According to a report 1 in 4 girls in the world, aged 15-19 years is not employed. She is neither educated nor trained as compared to 1 in 10 boys of the same age. 47 million girls will be pushed into poverty as a result of the ongoing pandemic. 435 million women and girls will be living on less than dollar 1.90 a day.
Importance of Education for Girls
Girl child education is a strategic development priority for any nation. When we educate girls we ensure that the community/nation is on a path of development. Women who are educated tend to be more informed about healthcare and nutrition. They have planned families and have fewer children, marry at a later age, and their children are usually healthier. Girls and women who are educated are more likely to participate in the formal labor market. They also earn higher incomes. Empowered women can lift the family and society out of poverty. We must better combat the root causes of girls missing out on education, or leaving education early. The sources will be different in every country, possibly different even at the town/village level. There are so many potential reasons for girls to miss out on school health, poverty, family pressure, childcare concerns, lack of a nearby school, tumult/violence in the region, etc. If we focus too much on the big picture, we may run into obstacles trying to implement the policies at the micro-level. If at all possible, we should consider starting with the small picture, and implement policies tailored-fit to the problems in that specific area