Educating Women and promoting girl child education..

Higher Education Programme for underprivileged girls belonging to weak financial background…

With the overwhelming success of the various literacy programmes for women running from over a year, SETU has started a new education incentive programme specially designed for the underprivileged girls. The programme has been named “Higher Education Scheme for girls”.

The primary objective of the programme is to make quality education accessible to the disadvantaged girls coming from economically weaker sections of the society. Evidently, due to unfavourable circumstances they are forced to work to support their families from a young age and consequently have to leave their education in the middle. Being a girl is also sometimes the reason for not getting the opportunity to study as they have to make way for their brothers to receive education.

Many young girls recently approached SETU in search of work. On interacting with them, it was found that many wished to study further but were unable to do so due to lack of finances. And so the scheme was initiated. The beneficiaries of the programme are the girl children/young women of artisans or workers or their communities associated with SETU, who are financially weak but are desirous to pursue higher education ( Higher Secondary/college).

About the Programme:

  • This is aimed for girls who are forced to drop out and leave their studies due to lack of monetary help but wish to pursue higher education.
  • She should be a minimum 10th standard pass out. However, if needed, 9th pass girls seeking admission to standard 10th may also be considered.
  • SETU may annually spend a maximum sum of upto Rs. 10,000 on the education of the girl, depending on their needs, provided the girl is studying further, full time in school/college.
  • The Higher education programme aims at providing quality education to the girls who have received primary education and thus motivates them to pursue high school or a graduate programme of their choice.
  • To make people aware on the importance of girl child education.

The first batch of the programme has already started. Some of these girls had come to work at SETU but SETU team motivated & supported them to receive proper education first and become literate.