An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.” By sending a girl to school, she is far more likely to ensure that her children also receive an education. As many claim, investing in a girl’s education is investing in a nation. However Government of India statistics reveal that only 3 out of 10 girls who enter class 1 complete class 10. At primary school level, over 45% of girls dropout of school. Research has shown that reasons for this dropout may be as minor as the girl child not being able to afford a school dress/uniform to go to school . Thus by supporting needy Girl Childs at primary school level we can make a real difference and contribute to a happier and prosperous India.
Women of Opinion like you have had the fortune of the right educational opportunities in life. It only seems fit to support a cause that will help create more such Women of Opinion in the future.