Education is not something that is meant only for the boys. For quite some time now, there is has been this growing sentiment that girls should get an equal chance at education just like boys. It is one of the most welcome social reforms of all time.
Unlike developed countries like America, Russia or China, there is this common sentiment in the rural parts of India that the girl child is for homemaking not for doing jobs or learning “ABCDE…”. That kind of school of thought is dissipating now. But it is still observable sometimes.
“Instead of marrying off a girl when she comes of age, she should have an equal chance at living her dreams. Instead of being treated like a child-bearing and child-rearing agent, she should be treated like a queen.” -these are the kinds of thoughts that have led to the establishment of many schemes for Girl Education the likes of which include Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao, Ladli Scheme in Haryana, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna and Kanyashree Scheme in West Bengal.
Studies have shown that organization and institutes lead by women have a greater chance of success and practice more discipline. Another example which proves the point is Indian Schools. Teachers in India schools are primarily female. There’s a reason for that. Unlike their male counterparts, they know how to take care of budding flowers; they know that love is more important for the little cherubim.
When you teach a man, you are teaching a single person, but when you teach a girl, you are not just educating a single person but a whole generation. There is nothing that can contradict this. You teach a man, he would go on to have great success, he would live up to the expectations of his parents, but it is a girl who takes reins to pass on the education to the younger generation.
Girl child education is a hot topic for many debates. There are many who support this noble cause while there are those who still bear the medieval way of thinking. It is high time that everyone understands that the money spent on girl child education is not money wasted, but money well-spent. Educating the girl child is the only way we can progress; it is the only way India can truly develop.
Muskan is the culmination of this school of thought. At Muskan, we believe that the girl child should have equal chances at success. Instead of being forced to household work, we believe that every aspiring girl should be given a chance to realize her dreams. Marriage and family-making are important but so are her ambitions. Let her fly. That is what we believe.
Muskan organizes seminars and events to spread this awareness. It is focused on providing quality education to all those who want to learn, which is why Muskan does not discriminate in helping others in need.