India faces a grave challenge when it comes to basic school education for children belonging to under-privileged backgrounds. The number of out-of-school children is huge. As children get older, school dropout rates go higher. Hence retention is a problem. Children who get to go to schools face other problems like low-quality education and lack of school infrastructure. They do not get many opportunities to develop their leadership skills or to improve their academic performance. In this entire scenario, the reality for girls is way worse than boys in every aspect.
While in school, girls are not provided many opportunities to learn any skills suited for current job market or to become entrepreneurs. Many girls do not continue their higher education or develop any employable skills due to social norms or inability/unwillingness of families to invest in higher/ vocational education of girls. These girls then end up being married off at an early age and lose on any chance that they might have to become economically independent.Solution
The model will have a Training Hub and Resource Center in a central location in close proximity to project schools. Training classes will be optional for students who are willing and interested in taking them. However, awareness sessions will be conducted in schools so students are motivated to take advantage of these free classes. The Training Hub and Resource Centre will have the following elements: