The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School has participated in an initiative to educate the women of the local households and empower them to be literate, confident, and independent.
India’s literacy rate is a subject requiring immediate attention. And especially when it comes to the rate pertaining to women.
What Are The Rates?
While the overall literacy rate works out to be 64.8 %, the male literacy rate is 75.3% and that for females is 53.7%, showing a gap of 21.6 percentage points between the sexes at the national level.
If we talk about the basic indicators of a functional society, literacy and education levels come at the top. The urbans have taken to provide the necessary measures for girl child education but what about the rural?
Most of India’s rural population is not yet ready to send off its women on the path to progress. Although the future seems bleak since women aren’t “allowed” to receive education or be literate enough to grow up into independent individuals, some of the states have opened up to the possibility of increasing their female literacy rate.
There have been numerous talks in Rajasthan’s rural arena surrounding women empowerment and many people holding higher and powerful positions have come up with measures for the upliftment of women.
Schools being built for girls to be educated have become the norm. The overall development of every girl child has been focused upon.
Recently, one architecture standing tall and proud in the middle of Rajasthan’s Thar desert has been in the news. It is a school focusing on women empowerment and upliftment of society through the increase in female literacy rate.
Here’s looking at the sustainably developed marvel aimed at boosting girl education and literacy rate:
Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School
The Gyaan center
Jaisalmer’s architectural marvel made of sandstone
Situated in the middle of the Thar desert
Diana Kellogg, the woman behind the architecture that health, protects, nourishes.
Girl’s school and women’s center
The sheer beauty astonishing the lot of us
An AD 100 excellence award-winning project
The oval shape symbolizes female strength
Sandstone nullifies the need for ACs
Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed uniforms for the girls
Uniform designed using Ajrak, a form of block printing native to Rajasthan
An exemplar of sustainable development
Equipped with a solar canopy that powers the school
Designed to harvest almost 3.5 lac liters of rainwater
Inside a regular classroom
The aesthetic gallery
Towards women empowerment
Astonishing, right? And, empowering for girls!
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