Last week, GRAVIS distributed 50 cycles to help with girls’ education. The cycles went to girls in Grades 6-10, providing them with reliable transportation to and from school.
Like these girls, children in the Thar often travel long distances to get an education. Schools in the region are few and far between, and for many children, the nearest school is so far away that they fail to attend at all. This problem is especially prominent for girls, because many families prefer that their daughters stay at home. The lack of girls’ education has led to a wide education gap between men and women. According to the 2011 Census, male literacy rates exceeded female literacy rates by over 30% in Rajasthan’s rural areas.
At GRAVIS, we believe that every child deserves an education. Learning is the key to a brighter future, and we strive to ensure that all children in the Thar, both girls and boys, go to school.
As one of many education-related efforts, GRAVIS distributes cycles annually to girls. This initiative is part of the REVIVE project, which is sponsored by Traditional Medicinals, an American company specializing in herbal teas.