End Poverty has been distributing farm implements amongst Farmer Groups in Champawat (Uttarakhand) as part of the FRDP Project.
"To educate girls is to reduce poverty!" - Kofi Annan
Why focus on Education?
In India, access to quality education has been a major bottleneck for the weaker communities, especially in the rural setup, in their quest to economic growth. It is evident that education has a major role to play in any nation-building exercise and any roadblock to its access is likely to have grave repercussions for the society.
Economic disparity and the ingrained patriarchal mindset in our society has aggrieved the situation to a degree where as many as 30% girl students drop out of the school by the time, they get to class 9th. The numbers get worse and as many as 57% girl students drop out by the time, they get to class 11th. This denial to education deprives a major section of the population an opportunity to contribute to the economic and social welfare of the society.
"Dairy Farmers' Training Programme" by End Poverty in Behedar Block (Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh) has been expanded to the neighboring Kacchauna Block.
End Poverty and IMEDF teams' recently visited the "Tijara Fruits and Vegetable Cluster" project at Alwar (Rajasthan)