The birth of a girl child is less welcomed in Indian patriarchal societies. From the time of birth, she faces rejections, discrimination, humiliation, and oppression. She is neglected in health care, education and social recognition. At the extent that she is deprived of nutritious food and sanitation pads. It is unfortunate that due to menstrual problems girls lag in school. In a patriarchal society, gender-based inequalities, discriminations, abuse and exploitations are rampant. Often they are forced to give up schools and kept at home.

The tribal girl child faces the additional problem of extreme poverty and accompanied by illiterate parents. It is too heavy to bear the burden in the early age. By the time they reach 12 years, they are compelled to work to support parents to run the family. 40% girls discontinue before higher secondary education and only 2% continue pre-university studies. Those who do not continue education they are married at an early age or trafficked for domestic works, constructions workers, prostitution etc. and  ends life in misery.

Education is the keys to economic prosperity, economic empowerment, improve life, improving health, to obtain dignity and honour. Education helps to acquire skills and technical knowledge to earn more and break the chain of poverty. It empowers girls to eliminate all forms of inequalities and discriminations.

 Quotation:  (design these caption) “EDUCATION BREEDS CONFIDENCE, BREEDS HOPE AND BREEDS PEACE” Confucius



SPK Jharkhand