According to a 2021 report, half the male population aged between 15 and 49 years stayed in school for at least 10 years, compared to only 41 percent of their female counterparts. The gender education gap also remained evident in rural India, with only one out of three women in this region receiving at least 10 years of schooling. The main reasons cited for higher dropout rate among girls is the cost of schooling, preference to educate sons instead of daughters, early marriages, domestic chores and the ingrained belief that the girl child will not be able to support her parents in their old age.
Samatvam Trust has sponsored the tuition fee of 25 girls from RCS Modern School, Noida. The School Tuition Sponsorship Program aims to help girls who come from economically underprivileged families to ensure that they complete secondary school.
It is the dream of every child to go to school with a brand new bag slung across the shoulder, which is equipped with stationery. Our Trust went a little way in fulfilling this dream for 160 children by giving them an educational kit which contained a school bag, notebooks, a geometry box and a lunch box.