Government college of Elementary Education and government apwas for Women for Women have joined hands to create the Women’s Centre for Women.
The centre is part of a wider effort to provide opportunities for women in the education sector.
The project aims to create a woman-centric environment where all students and staff are trained to ensure they can do their jobs without fear of discrimination, discrimination in terms of work status, access to financial resources and so on.
“We hope this will help to create an environment where the women of the country have the opportunity to pursue their education and careers without the fear of any sort of harassment or intimidation,” says Rakesh Raju, President of the Federation of Women in Higher Education (FWHI).
“We have already seen some initiatives like the Women in Education programme in the past and this project will make it easier for women to get jobs in government, government colleges and the government sector.”
In the government college’s HR department, director Ashok Kumar says that as part of the Women In Education programme, the government had decided to establish a women’s centre for women.
“The government has set up the Women Centre for women and it will have a women-centric focus.
This will give them more time to complete their education,” Kumar says.
“The women in this department are very interested in doing their studies.”
The Centre’s women’s programme will also have a strong focus on ensuring that the women are supported in the field of education.
It will include support to women in their careers and further education opportunities, as well as training for women on how to be successful in the job market.
According to Ashok, the initiative will not only help in creating a woman centric environment but also in ensuring that women are not isolated from society.
“Our society has developed to the point that there is a gender imbalance in many sectors.
The focus of the centre is on ensuring women have the chance to participate in their fields,” he says.
Raju hopes the initiative helps the women to realise their potential in the workforce and their education.
“It is about educating the young women, not the older ones, and we want them to have the best opportunity to go to the next level of their education, which is the government,” she says.