Promotion of Education
Education is an effective tool for the girl’s advancement the lack of which is the foremost reason for their backwardness. For this reason, vrct decided to give support for education by providing supervised coaching to girls studying in classes 1 to 12. There are specialised teachers for girls in senior classes in mathematics, physics, chemistry, accounts, economics, business studies and english. Apart from academics about 80 workshops are held each year in subjects like gender sensitisation, reproductive child health care, life skills, communication skills, peer pressure, anger and stress management, eve teasing, sexual abuse and digital and financial literacy. Medical examination and haemoglobin tests are also conducted for their benefit. They are also taught basic computer skills.
The adolescent girls are also taught yoga and karate, dancing, and music. They participate in dramatics, debates, and sports. Their contribution in rallies organised for social and environmental causes is appreciable.
VRCT gives cycles to girls coming from a distance. They are also provided with free textbooks. They are given yoga and dance dresses, sports shoes, sweaters and jackets. They are given nutritious refreshments during workshops and events. The result of all these interventions is that the girls in the joyous environment that VRCT provides, are doing well in academics. About 60% girls are all-rounders i.e they are good in studies and participate in two or more extracurricular activities. With so much exposure their personality blossoms and they have learnt to postulate about a better future for themselves.
VRCT also provides educational support to non-school-going children, and motivates and assists school drop outs to appear for 10th and 12th board examinations through open school.