GENESIS OF MAHILA SAMAKHYA
Education being the key factor in the empowerment of wowmen as mentioned in the education policy of India 1986 resulted in the formulation of Mahila Samakhya Porgramme. The Guideline was translated into action strategy in the section “Education for Women’s Equality” in the form of Mahila Samakhya Programme. In the revised education policy in 1992, it was felt that for the women there is a need to create such environment where women and girls can break the social, cultrul and traditional barriers and be a part of education system
A Society for the women and girls based on legitimate rights, equality, dignity, justice, honesty and social sensitivity in a holistic manner.
To maintain the equality of development by ensuring the comprehensiv role of women in all the aspects of life.
To advocate the collective efforts in the processof women’s development so as to making their recognition in the society by addressing their issues collectively and bring about positive changes in their lives.
Women and girls of the most marginalezed groups empowered through edcuation and accessing their rights and opportunities.
Education is the key to enabling women’s full and equal participation as agents of change.
- To create an environment in which education can serve the objectives of women’s equality.
- To enhance the self-image and self-confidence of women and thereby enabling them to recognize their contribution to the economy as producers and workers, reinforcing their need for participating in educational programmes.
- To create an environment where women can seek knowledge and information and thereby empower them to play a positive role in their own development and the development of society.
- To set in motion circumstances for larger participation of women and girls in formal and nonformaleducation programmes.
- To provide women and adolescent girls with the necessary support structures and an informal learning environment to create opportunities for education.
- To enable Mahila Sanghas to actively assist and monitor educational activities in the villages – including elementary schools, AE, EGS/ AlE Centres and other facilities for continuing education.
- To establish a decentralized and participative mode of management, with the decision making powers devolved to the district level and to Mahila Sanghas which in turn will provide the necessary conditions for effective participation.