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Meet Parmeena from Haryana Girls Education Centre

 

outofschoolgirls girleducation pooreducationParmeena, the twelve year old daughter of Akhtar and Rahisan, lives in Ghasera village of Mewat, Haryana. The belief that she has been brought up in a conservative environment was reinstated when the staff of Girls Bridge Education centre approached her parents and they flatly snubbed the need to educate her. However, with consistent efforts and support of other satisfied parents in the community, the staff gradually convinced them to enrol Parmeena at the centre. She started off by attending the centre for half a day and then attending her Urdu classes thereafter which her parents insisted she continue. Till now these classes were the sole, poor substitute for education.

It was a struggle initially as teachers had to start from scratch and introduce her to a formal structure of learning. Her parents also paid regular visits to the centre to ensure that she is grasping educational concepts fittingly. It has been eleven months since Parmeena joined the centre and is steadily improving in her studies. Her progress so far has convinced her parents that their decision to send her to the centre was right. She has improved exponentially in her understanding of subjects and already performs simple arithmetic and small word formation with ease. She has also started devoting appropriate time to the centre and has tweaked the timings of the Urdu classes, which is a fair indicator of her progress and the changed perception of the parents.

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