India has the lowest literacy rate among women in Asia. This low level of literacy has a negative impact on women. Lack of education has a negative impact on a health and well being for the economic development of the country.
Kerala has the highest literacy rates among women in India.
The Constitution of India states free and compulsory education for all children up to age of 14. Books, uniform and transportation costs money, which the families can ill afford.
Parents often see educating girls as a waste of money, as they have to leave home after marriage.
Education is the second highest way to eradicate poverty, and disease. The first one is equality between sexes.
Education helps to improve the living standard, health, enables the use of technology and Builds tolerance and understanding.
Education is the key to a brighter future and survival. Educated girls and women are less vulnerable to HIV infection, human trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
They are more likely to marry later, have fewer children who are more likely to go to school and make important contribution to the family and children.
Free food to the girl child, companies sponsoring books, uniform and free transportation to the children. Provide scholarships to deserving girl child for further education, are some of the programs that can be implemented to rise of education among women.
Though girls and boys join school, it is noted that there are more dropouts. This is because they are made to work at home taking care of their siblings.
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