IIMPACT currently runs 300 Learning Centres in villages in across Uttar Pradesh. An acute lack of access to schools nearby is the main reason for girls not going to school. Girl child education is in fact extremely low in these areas, where female literacy falls below 12%, the lowest in the country.
Ever since IIMPACT started Learning Centres in the area the local community’s favorable response has been overwhelming.
IIMPACT is present in Shravasti District with centres in : Jaunpur – 30 centres, Shahjahanpur 44 centres, Mirzapur- 30 centres, Ghazipur – 45 centres, Kanpur – 40 centres, Allahabad – 40 centres, Lakhimpur – 25 centres and Hardoi – 25 centres. These centers are providing education to over 9,000 out of school girls in these neglected areas which have a mere 18% female literacy rate, the lowest in the country. IIMPACT has selected the least developed blocks in these districts.
IIMPACT’s Learning Centres in Badlapur and Maharajganj Blocks of District Jaunpur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh are located around the Child Labour Belt where children traditionally worked in the carpet weaving industry.
IIMPACT Learning Centers in Shahjahanpur District of Uttar Pradesh, situated about 150 kms West of Lucknow. Though Shahjahanpur has the distinction of being one of the most populated rural districts of the country, boasting of highly developed industry and agriculture, the local education scenario is still quite bad when it comes to girls. Owing to the large population in the villages, the local schools are failing to cater to the high number of children, especially girls. This is compounded by shortage of teachers in government schools. Therefore, IIMPACT’s intervention in creating girls child schools in the 20 villages of this district is considered very meaningful by the local communities. IIMPACT has also provided education to girls living in villages of Ghazipur district in Eastern Uttar Pradesh where ‘scavenging’ communities exist. These girls are discriminated against and had no previous access to schooling facilities.