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Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women , it is also an area in which women suffer discrimination immensely. Among those children who are not attending the school there are twice as much as girls as boys and if we take a look at illiterate adults there are twice as much as women as men. Offering girls education is sure one way of giving them power and enabling them to make choices over the kind of lives they wish to lead , giving women education is their basic human right.
The women getting education might have the higher chance of leading a healthier and happier life ,this should be reason enough for promoting girls education, there are also important benefits to society as whole. An educated women has the skills and self-confidence that she needs to be a better parent, worker and citizen. if a women have to take a stand in her life for anything especially financially it is actually easier for educated women than uneducated womenn educated women will not face a situation where she have desperately to ask someone for help
Here are few thing we can do to promote girls education:
- Parental and community involvement — Families and communities must be important partners with schools in developing curriculum and managing children’s education.
- Low-cost and flexible timetables — Basic education should be free or cost very little. Where possible, there should be stipends and scholarships to compensate families for the lots of girls’ household labour. Also, school hours should be flexible so children can help at home and still attend classes.
- Schools close to home, with women teachers — Many parents worry about girls travelling long distances on their own. Many parents also prefer to have daughters taught by women.
- Preparation for school — Girls do best when they receive early childhood care, which enhances their self-esteem and prepares them for school.
- Relevant curricula — Learning materials should be relevant to the girl’s background and be in the local language. They should also avoid reproducing gender stereotypes.