Literacy rate of women is far less than that of men, and a high percent of girls drop out of formal education before reaching the Vth class.
A large number of school drop outs do not have access to skill development for improving their employability. The educational entry requirements and long duration of courses of the formal training system are some of the impediments for a person of low educational attainment to acquire skills for his livelihood.
Many young girls and women migrate from rural areas, discontinuing their school studies to come to the city to work and get financial help for their families. Some of them do not even know Hindi and are unable to communicate properly, get jobs, receive training, etc.
In NCR almost 90% of domestic workers have no formal education or job training. For many such unskilled and illiterate women, domestic work is an important source of regular but often underpaid work, as it has no legal regulation. In many cases, there is abuse by recruitment agencies and employers.
It is not uncommon to see that Indian women are systematically denied access to basic education, medical services, job preparation, etc., by their own families and society in general, especially at the lower social strata and in rural areas. Since they do not have the adequate training, they are often victims of exploitation and abuse.
Thousands of rural women will gain skills for sustainability in the new
campus coming up on the Sohna Road, Haryana..