The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India
Sustainable Development Goals: 4, 5
- SDG 4 - Quality Education
- SDG 5 - Gender Equality
In a rapidly growing country, there are still obstacles facing girls in school but new initiatives are working against those obstacles aimed at creating more equal opportunities for girls despite their socioeconomic status.
As the country grows rapidly, new initiatives are working against a host of obstacles in the hope of keeping young women in school.
JAISALMER, INDIA—Once a year, the history lecturer Vijay Kumar Ballani and his colleagues go door-to-door in this rural village, imploring parents to send their children to a cinderblock complex that lacks classroom space, bathrooms, and desks. He gives the same stock speech.