United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 4 aims to “ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education”.
Goal 5 is focused on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
Every child has the right to education. With a literacy rate of just 64.60 percent (as per data collected in 2011) girl child education continues to be one of the most important issues in India. At both rural and urban levels, the education of girls still lack the desirable results.
Sankalp strongly believes that obtaining quality education is the foundation for improving people’s lives and it will help the society to take a step closer towards sustainable development. To overcome the gender disparities in society, education is the tool that can empower and give the strength to make one’s own choices. Addressing the same, Sankalp offers scholarships to deserving girls coming from underprivileged families to reach their fullest potential. Sankalp partners with low-cost private English medium schools and identifies those in need of external monetary support to continue their education and supports in outing a check on the school dropout rates of girl students due to their financial constraints. Along with scholarships, Sankalp also supports the stationery needs of these children, enabling them to work hard and ensure that they don’t feel left out amongst peers.
Educated girls can make informed choices from a far better range of options. Educating girls saves lives and builds stronger families, communities and economies. With education, girls will understand their rights, have a greater sense of what is needed to support health and wellbeing, and they will have greater opportunities to be employed in a fulfilling way and achieve their full potential.