Design of a new project
Women’s development by forming a link from informal to formal education
Especially for the graduate students of L.E.C. we are now proposing a new project: a scholarship-fund to help the graduate students to finish their formal studies, doing their exams, and initializing further vocational training they had to leave behind. As there has been a big gap in upgrading their skills and knowledge in formal education, we want to help them in getting into the habit of studying and how to handle the stress and tension of doing exams.
L.E.C. wants to give them the support which is lacking at their homes and in their families. Not only in funding studies and exam-fees, but also in encouraging preparing exams & study in L.E.C., encouraging the parents to get the necessary commitment for their daughters to do these studies. In contrast with the broken-off formal learning, these studies are motivated by the students themselves, by freedom and choice. As a result they will experience a greater involvement in community and political life. It will lead to more independence and full-or part-time employment which suits their skills, knowledge and talents. When entering their first menstrual-phase many of these students had to leave school before being able to do their final exams.
After this, entering in L.E.C. they gradually became aware of their real aims in life. Now, after the first ‘empowerment-year’ in L.E.C., we are keen to help them to use the skills and talents they discovered, and not to let them fall into the traps of prevailing patterns of lethargy in the family & village.
Parents play a critical role in promoting success through encouragement and involvement in their children. As increasing commitment of the parents in this stage is needed, we will offer counseling to the parents and other primary caregivers to improve their understanding and awareness to support their children. In this new project, especially designed for graduate students, we are focusing on enabling them to finish their formal education in 11th and/or 12th standard, and doing a further vocational training for which they strive.
Zerina – Coordinator
Harini – Executive
Marijke – Executive
Sylvia – English
Amar – English
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