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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela
Girls in underprivileged communities in India face numerous challenges in completing their education.
Due to safety concerns, the distance between home and school, the absence of separate and functional toilets, poor school infrastructure, child marriages, the family’s poor economic condition, and negative attitudes regarding girls’ schooling, education for girls is usually de-prioritized. These young girls are forced to drop out of school to help with housework or to earn a living to support their families. Many families are reluctant to send their daughters to school because of the violence and abduction that occurs daily. Oftentimes, teenage girls in India do not want to attend school due to the lack of sanitation and functioning toilets at these schools.
All of these reasons lead to the dropout rate for girls at the elementary level being 4.10% which rises to 16.88% at the secondary level (U-DISE 2015-16).
Given the right opportunity to study and grow, girls can live up to their true potential. CRY has helped give girls this opportunity to further their education. Girls have gone from dropout to national champions in sports. Some are full time mothers as well as students. My campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by girls and raise funds to help girls in underprivileged communities continue their education.
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