Shiksha Setu Yojna is a highly effective scheme launched by Rajasthan Govt. and Women and Child Department to educate the dropout girls, says Neha Gupta Chairman FORTI Woman’s Wing.
FORTI Women Wing recently joined hands with WCD to promote various schemes launched by the state government to support women empowerment and entrepreneurship.
A webinar was conducted recently by Neha Gupta (President, FORTI Women Wing) and Dr. Ajay Kaushik (Additional Director, SHG) who joined the platform as a guest speaker.
In this webinar, Ajay Kaushik shared major details on Shiksha Setu Yojna that is one of the schemes launched under Indira Mahila Shakti Nidhi Yojna.
Aim of the scheme
The number of girls dropouts is increasing rapidly in Rajasthan, leading to lack of education in girls. This scheme has been developed to address this issue and aims to educate girls who are dropouts. The objective is to provide an opportunity to dropouts to resume their education.
Last year 78,000 girls appeared for 10th and 12th board exams under this scheme.
Benefits of the scheme
Rajasthan Education dept. runs state open school and dropout girls can enroll themselves in these state open schools free of cost under this scheme.
The WCD bears all the expenses for their education and helps these students to get enrolled in open schools.
Girls who are more than 14 years of age can apply for 10th and 12th board irrespective of the class they last attended.
All the study material is available online. Also, there are various ‘Sandarbh Kendras’ on block level where students can get the required assistance.
There are approximately 4000 ‘Sandarbh kendras’ in entire Rajasthan.
At these kendras, girls can fill the forms and can get the study material free of cost.
Exams are conducted twice a year and student gets maximum of 9 attempts to qualify a particular exam.