Second Chance Education (SCE) Program

Being a girl and women resident in remote villages of Rajasthan to access or getting higher education is still not new normal. Education is the basic requirement for human development. With education, employment opportunities are broadened, and income levels are increased. The development of an individual and the progress of a nation depend on education.

It is also the principal instrument in awakening the child to cultural values and thus is the strongest force in the development and growth of a child in preparing him/her to be a responsible, intelligent, and capable citizen. Education is also equally important to improve women’s status and autonomy. It contributes to an increase in confidence and decision-making power within the household.

What Stops girls and women for higher education

As per latest Base line study done by IPSOP under Second Chance education program supported by UNWOEMN in Baran, Chittorgarh and Jaisalmer districts 7.06 % girls dropout at primary school level, 5.17 at upper primary and 15.25 % drop out of girls in higher education. As per the finding the main reasons for drop out are :

  • Secondary or high schools in their areas are few and not always accessible thus forcing girls to discontinue their education
  • Distance to school, poverty, illiteracy among parents, burden of household responsibilities for the girls
  • One of the reasons for dropout from school education is early marriages, highest being those in Rajasthan
  • Still believed that girls should get married by the age of 17-18 years. Once girls hit puberty, discussion about their marriage begins
  • Educated parents tend to value education for children – others tend to engage their children in traditional family/ caste based occupations (sons) or get them married (daughters)
  • Dropout rates among students belonging to SC/ST communities in all programme districts is high

Early marriage is one of the main reason for drop out girls education.

Modulus Operandi

SCE program envisage to assist those who couldn’t complete their secondary education. The program is empowering and reintegrating dropout young girls and women in the education system.

As per the project work plan enrolment of women through NIOS and other available avenues is the starting point, so that the women can access higher education. Identification of open education platform, online courses, remedial classes based on need, etc. are the follow-up activities.

Addressing the structured barriers

Education is very power tool for empowerment and plays a vital role in one’s life. We have strived to remove the structured barriers i.e., finance, technology and other enabling factors as well. Our program design is based on the adult learning principles.

We have devised the way and technics where women are learning through peer learnings and group work. We facilitated education classes in community settings which allow them to participate with ease and flexibility. We have also created women empowerment hubs which are women friendly, safe and have all relevant infrastructure and aid to support women.

Convergence a way forward

We have facilitated convergence with government programs which aims to support drop out women and girls. We have enrolled women through National Institute of Open Schooling which is very useful and flexible for drop out women.

We are leveraging the SHG women federations platforms which is helping us to identification, mobilisation, enrolment, monitoring supervision and learnings as well. Our women community educators are playing a transformative roles to educate and trained women on various curriculum and life skill aspects as well.

Education Matters

Education has a long lasting impact on women and girls which leads to generational changes.

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