Jagran Pehel and Women Development Corporation join forces to empower women
The “Sapno Ko Chali Chooney” project in its fourth phase will be implemented in 18 colleges spread over nine Bihar commissioners over a period of 12 months
BestMediaInfo Office | delhi | September 9, 2015
Jagran Pehel, a division of Shri Puranchandra Gupta Smarak Trust, and Women Development Corporation (WDC), Government of Bihar, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement the fourth phase of the Women Empowerment Project – “Sapno Ko Chali Chooney”. The project in its fourth phase will be implemented in nine commissionaires in Bihar over a period of 12 months.
‘Sapno Ko Chali Chooney’ is one of Jagran Pehel’s flagship projects. The program was born out of an effort to bring gender issues to the fore and to empower female students in Bihar to build self-confidence and be agents of change in society. The gender awareness campaign was entrusted to Jagran Pehel as part of the DFID-supported Swasth programme.
Initially, the project was started by Jagran Pehel in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2009. It has been a prominent program of the Women Development Corporation of Bihar since 2011 and is now implemented works under the Mukhyamantri Nari Swashaktikaran. Yojna.
The initiative has already completed three phases. In the fourth phase, the project will be implemented in 18 colleges among the nine commissionaires, with a particular focus on girls’ colleges. Over the past few years, the project has been able to reach over 127,000 girls in 54 colleges spread across 20 administrative districts in Bihar. The project was able to create 120 young leaders who were mentored and whose capacities were strengthened to become “agents of change” in society.
The MoU was signed by Dr N Vijayalaxmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation of Bihar, and Anand Madhab, CEO, Jagran Pehel.
Dr. Vijayalaxmi expressed satisfaction with the fruitful collaboration between Jagran Pehel and Women Development Corporation of Bihar since 2011 and added that she looked forward to further strengthen the ties with Jagran Pehel by signing the MoU for the third time. for the implementation of the fourth phase of the “Sapno Ko Chali Chooney” initiative.
Madhab added here: “This project is very close to my heart. The MoU will empower girls to become leaders of change and bring gender equality to society. The UNFPA India office is an integral part of this program and we hope the relationship will continue this year as well.