Strengthening its commitment to invest in the communities in which it operates, BAE Systems will support 300 girls to complete secondary school through Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Programme. BAE Systems is partnering with Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focused on improving literacy and gender equality in education with its largest region of operations in India. BAE Systems’ investment will provide material support, mentorship, life skills training, and family and community engagement activities with the goal of encouraging young women, in grades 8-12, to complete their secondary education.
This partnership is aligned with Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao or Save the girl child, Educate the girl child , an initiative of the Indian government which specifically targets universal enrolment of girl students in schools, decreased drop-out rates, girl child-friendly standards in schools, and implementation of Right to Education (RTE).
Nik Khanna, Managing Director, BAE Systems India, said, “The education of girls has a profound and long-lasting impact on communities. Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Programme is transformational in its focus on life skills as the key to secondary school completion and success beyond. We are delighted to join forces with Room to Read to launch this new phase of community investment complementing the national effort on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.”Read more
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