Swadhar

Girls' Education Support Program

Empowering girls from marginalized backgrounds through education not only breaks the cycle of inequality, but also creates a more inclusive and equitable society for all. With this objective, Swadhar has been enabling education of girls who are in need of financial support and guidance. Over the past 21 years, we have impacted the lives of thousands of students by providing them with the tools and necessary resources to educate and empower themselves.

Educate a girl, empower an entire community…

Education is a powerful tool for enabling girls to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on their communities and the world. It plays a critical role in shaping their lives and equipping them with tools to become ‘change agents’.

Education opens up new opportunities for girls, allowing them to pursue careers of their choice, improve earning potential, and be financially independent. Education empowers girls by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, which boosts their self-esteem and confidence.They can confidently voice their concerns and advocate for their own rights. Educated girls are more likely to break the cycle of poverty, have greater economic opportunities, and contribute to reducing inequality in their communities.

Unfortunately, girls from underprivileged backgrounds face numerous challenges in their pursuit of education. Some of the key issues are financial hardships in the family, lack of access to schools, and cultural barriers. The school-dropout rate for female students remains high, reasons being taking care of household chores, other siblings, and supporting parents in work. As a result, many girls are denied the opportunity to develop their full potential and are more likely to be trapped in a cycle of poverty.

While it is  important to continue advocating for their education, we need to invest in  their education and give them the tools they need to build a better future.

Swadhar initiated Girls Education Support Program in 2002. It aims at providing  financial and material support, career guidance and counseling to girls who want to pursue education.

We support these girls with –

The girls we support are often referred to us  by our grass root level workers and educational institutions. We have established our reputation as a dependable organization to fulfill the educational needs of students.

We have a strict selection process to ensure that our support goes to the right people and is not misused. 

Over the years, we have expanded the scope of the support we provide to girls and young women. Earlier we supported the students only with education material. Our program now also provides college fees , hostel and mess charges along with transport to college, guidance regarding accommodation, travel, food, and nutrition.  We offer career counseling sessions about educational loans and scholarships they can apply for. It helps them make informed choices about pursuing higher education. We also conduct different awareness sessions with them on different topics like soft-skills, interview etiquettes, cybersecurity etc.

Since 2002, we have extended our support to thousands of students for their education and betterment of life.

We are happy to note that the students we have supported have completed their education and are now financially independent. They are instrumental in improving the conditions of their families. They now pay back to society in their own way  by  guiding other students and often extend financial support or help their siblings to study further.

Empowering girls holistically through support and encouragement.