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A large section of rural households in India (43.24 % i.e. 7.2 crore households & 30 crore population) still depend on kerosene as their main/only source of lighting. Majority of these households belong to villages which are technically electrified.
There are millions of school-going children living in semi-rural and rural areas, who don’t have access to a clean and safe light which can help them study after sundown.
En-Light a Girl Child intervenes by provisioning girl students, especially from grades 6-12, with battery operated LED lamps which they can use instead of noxious and hazardous kerosene lamps to study after sundown, giving them more flexibility with allocating time for chores and homework, and more motivation to complete their schoolwork by underscoring its importance through a personal asset exclusively for educational purposes.
YOU can also help girls acquire the education they need to achieve their dreams through small interventions and acts of everyday heroism by changing the attitude of your community toward girls’ education, marriage and childbearing. Share your ideas with us using the hashtag #enlightagirlchild ! We are curating tweets, Facebook and Tumblr posts, Instagram images, and more!
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