NGO plans gender sensitisation project in schools

January 19th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a programme to combat discrimination against women, NGO CARE India Thursday announced its project to reach out to over a million school and college students to raise awareness on gender sensitisation.

The first phase will target youths in the 15-22 age group from schools and colleges in Delhi and Hyderabad.

“There is a significant gap in the female literacy rate and female-male sex ratio. We look to translate the momentous spirit of the youth into concrete action in support of the women and girls through this voluntary engagement programme,” said Muhammad Musa, chief executive officer of CARE India.

The community of volunteers in the project ‘iCARE’ will be made aware through series of initiatives such as workshops, grooming of ambassadors, street plays, competitions, student festivals, talks and carnivals.

The volunteer community, to be created through online (social networking sites and online platform) and offline routes will seek to develop zero tolerance for discrimination and injustice that undermines women’s potential, the NGO said.

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