“There is no more valuable investment than in a girls education.” (Secretary General, United Nations)
Today’s girl is tomorrow’s woman and education is her basic right. Women make almost half of the population of our country thus their involvement in the development of our country cannot be ignored. Over the last 50 years, there have been large gains in girls’ education. But all the girls in school are still a distant dream. Flag ship projects and programs like SSA and RMSA could not bring or retain all girls in school.
- Our research shows that all girls are not getting a quality education and many of them are out of school living a deprived life as there are many bottle necks which hinder a girl to get education. The present study has been undertaken to analytically examine Bottle necks to girl education in District Budgam.
- The study is based on qualitative and quantitative parameters. The primary data has been collected through questionnaires administered on sampled Head teachers, teachers, parents, students and to those girls who are out of school(Either drop out or never enrolled).Secondary data has been collected from office records, SSA progress reports and plan documents etc.
- The study covers eight education blocks comprising of thirteen educational zones viz Budgam, Beerwah, B.K Pora, Chadora, Charisherief, Dreygam, Hardupanzoo ,Khag, KhanSahab, Magam, Nagam, Narbal and Soibugh. To understand the hurdles and barriers to girls education samples has been drawn for investigation covering more than 50 villages,50 primary schools,40 middle schools,200 teachers,100 head teachers,200 parents, 200 students and 80 out of school girls. CEO,10 Zonal education officers and ZEPO’s and many RP’s were also interviewed. The sample is, therefore fairly reprehensive of those who are one way or the other way familiar with Girls education and bottle necks to girl education.
- Main obstacles to girl education emerged from the data are Socio-cultural, Economical, Physical and Environmental that devalues girl education. These themes are analyzed in length, and program recommendations to alleviate these barriers are provided at the end.
About Diet Beerwah Budgam
DIET BEERWAH BUDGAM
DIET is the most significant educational intervention in the country, while the NCERT came up in the 1960’s and the state councils of education research and training came up in 1970’s.
“The mission of the DIETs is to provide academic and resource support to the grass root level for the success of the various strategies and programme being undertaken in the areas of elementary & adult education.
“The Aim of Education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.”
In the heart of dedicated professionals is the belief that the primary goal of education is student achievement.