Many policy analysts consider literacy rates as a crucial measure to enhance a region's human capital. This claim is made on the grounds that literate people can be trained less expensively than illiterate people, generally have a higher socio-economic status and enjoy better health and employment prospects. Policy makers also argue that literacy increases job opportunities and access to higher education. The significant effects of primary education on reduction in poverty and improvement in income distribution, improvement in health and nutritional status of the population growth, and positive association with adoption of family planning methods and its positive relationship with general social, political and economic development and overall quality of life are well recognized. Women have to be integrated in the mainstream because they do not enjoy equal status in society because of their illiteracy. They are not aware about their rights and duties. Children are the future of any country and if the present generation get education then they become capable to stand on their own and help in improving the economy of country. So education is the basic mean for economic growth of any country. To keep these thing in mind our organization runs many education programmes in Mewat, Gaya and in Delhi. We provide education to women and drop out children through our NON FORMAL EDUCATION classes.
EMPOWER PEOPLE is committed its resources to achieving results for children in the following priorities areas:
• We work to ensure that every girl and every boy completes a quality primary school education.
• Help all children stay in school.
• Ensure that all the children learn what they need to succeed.
India as a nation is faced with massive problem of unemployment. Unemployment can be defined as a state of worklessness for a man fit and willing to work. It is a condition of involuntary and not voluntary idleness.
The incidence of unemployment is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas. Unemployment rates for women are higher than those for men. There is greater unemployment in agricultural sector than in industrial and other major sectors.
To keep all these things in mind we provide vocational training to the community and especially to the women and youths to make them self employed by which they can be able to earn their wages and be helpful to run their family successfully. Through these programmes our main motive is to make the women folk empowered so that they can get the equal status in the society and assert their rights.
The main programmes which we are running through our vocational training centres in Firozpur jhirka in Mewat and in Sherghati, Gaya district, Bihar for women are Tailoring –sewing, weaving, painting, and handcrafting. we also provide vocational training to the youths in typing, computer training, T.V Transistor and Tape-Recorder repairing programmes in both the areas.
The realities of rural life in India are difficult to comprehend. While a small minority of people in major cities have benefited from the information revolution of the past decade, the lives of most people in rural India (over 650 million) have hardly improved. There is a lot of talk about the "digital divide;" the government is planning to bring the Internet to villages, but it is difficult to see how this project will help when the basic necessities of life are absent.
A majority of villages do not have sustainable economies, and only through oppression of women and lower castes can the landlords, upper castes, and government officials support a better life for themselves. The social injustice that underlines this perennial problem cannot be addressed by a frontal attack on women's issues by targeting women alone, but it requires a comprehensive effort in which communities develop through sustainable and integrated programs that impact everyone.
Issues of rural poverty and health have traditionally been the concern of governments. In the past, and even today, most programs designed to benefit rural India are funded and managed exclusively by the government. Private initiatives are lacking as the government, to preserve its power, has placed obstacles and disincentives at every step. For example, modern healthcare for all of rural India is a free government service, but the reality is that the delivery of primary health care has failed miserably.
Clearly, a new approach is required to have an impact on the lives of women in rural India, and to ultimately help stabilize population growth.
Empowerment of women involves many things - economic opportunity, social equality, and personal rights. Women are deprived of these human rights, often as a matter of tradition. In rural areas, women are generally not perceived to have any meaningful income generation capacity, and hence, they are relegated mainly to household duties and cheap labor. Without the power to work and earn a good income, their voices are silenced. Even in matters of sex and child bearing, women often do not have the ability to oppose the wishes of their men. In a society where men control the destiny of women, how is it possible to empower women? Simply encouraging women to resist the wishes of men would not only fail, but would create mistrust of any goodwill attempts from "the outside" to help rural communities. Women will gain power only when both men and women begin to respect and accept the contribution of women. Developing women's capacity for income generation without threatening men is key. There is no easy or quick fix to the problems related to women's empowerment and reproductive health in rural India. The real solution lies in a holistic approach that deals with all the major interrelated issues of economic welfare, social justice, education, health, and traditions/spirituality.
In Mewat of Haryana and in Gaya district of Bihar our organization has attempted to facilitate the development of a model community consisting of several villages that prosper from sustainable and integrated economic activities. Health and education facilities are being renovated, and economic opportunities are being shared, especially among the socially disadvantaged castes and women.