Free Girls Education
Villages in the Eastern Uttar Pradesh region are the lowest ranking regions for literacy in India. While trying to make the two ends meet, providing education to girls is rarely, if ever considered a priority by most families. Most young girls in this socio-economic group stay at home to help run the household or get married at an early age. Investing in a daughter’s education is almost a non-existent thought.
Motivated with the objective of empowering and nurturing girls in this backward and impoverished area, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) has established three charitable educational institution to provide 100% free education to girl students in a secular environment without any bias for caste, creed, race and religion. Since its inception, over 55,000 girls have graduated from these educational institutions.
⦁ Established in July, 2007, Kripalu Balika Primary School (KBPS) runs classes for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5. The students are educated in a fun and practical way using smart classrooms. There is a large playground for the girls to participate in sports activities to enable them develop a well rounded personality. Over 700 girls are enrolled in this school.
⦁ Established in July, 1978, Kripalu Balika Intermediate College (KBIC), was the first and only girls intermediate college in the rural area of Kunda. This college offers middle and high school, education from grades 6 to 12 for over 700 students. The college has a fully equipped library, science labs, computer science lab etc. The girls studying in the school are also trained in sports, and other activities such as singing, dancing, plays and debates for their all round development.
⦁ Established in 1998, Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalay (KMM), offers Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees to over 1500 girls. Since its establishment, the Institute has transformed from a basic local village college to one that can be compared to the likes of the city colleges. KMM focuses on developing in its students, pride in Indian culture and awareness of national and global issues. It gets them ready to face the world with confidence after graduation.
In addition to providing free education, JKP provides free transportation, including free bicycles to those students who travel long distances, free uniforms, school bags, and other school-related requirements, with the aim of removing any obstacle to the girl’s education that is likely to be induced by poverty