Girls' education most often
takes a back seat in low income group families resulting in drop out
from school and early marriage. Swadhar, IDWC believes that education is
the key to the empowerment of girls and women. Swadhar, IDWC therefore
started the Educational Sponsorship for Girl Students in '2001' by creating
the Education Fund. This sponsorship programme supports girls from the
following 4 categories:
a) School-going girl students from Std VIII to Std. X are given
educational material and financial assistance.
b) Girls dropping out of school due to various reasons, including
inability to cope with difficult subjects like Maths, English and
Science, are encouraged to appear for Std X through the NIOS (National
Institute of Open Schooling) with subjects like Home Science, Typing,
Word Processing, etc.
c) Girls or Young Women attending/wanting to attend vocational training programmes are given financial assistance.
d) Sponsorship for pursuing higher education.
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