Girl Child Scholarship Program
Due to social stigma and household chores, girl children are deprived from education. Hence a special need was felt to increase awareness towards education of girl child in community and to give them special attention and facilities. Thus, girl child scholarship program was started in 2006 by Jan Sahas. Under this program girl child are adopted and educated as well as efforts are also made for their capacity building and capacity building of their parents. The program was initiated in Dewas district with girls belonging to families which had left manual scavenging and socially excluded communities. In 2006-07 and 2007-08, 25 girl children were adopted every year and in 2008-10, 90 girls were adopted. Thus from year 2006 to year 2010 total 140 girls were adopted by Jan Sahas under girl child scholarship program.