While everyone talks about “Beti Padhao”, one still comes across young girls who have dropped out of school as their parents are unable to afford school fees or buy books. As a consequence, these young girls are made to cook at home and take care of their younger siblings. Abha Singh, under the aegis of the RannSamar Foundation set up by her, is scouting out and helping such young girls She has adopted a village on the outskirts of Lucknow where her foundation has started getting these girls back into School.
Actor Bhagyashree, who after reading the Book- Stree Dasha Aur Disha – which talks of the travails faced by women in Rural India, decided to go all the way to Lucknow to meet these girls and motivate them. Three girls, Shama, Akansha and Babita to begin with, have been readmitted to School again in class 6th and 9th after dropping out earlier. The village Gram Pradhan Kalpana Tiwari has promised to get all girls in her village to complete their education with RannSamar by their side and to give vocational training. A Computer Training Center is also being started by Abha Singh’s NGO in the village for both, girls and boys.
Additionally, women are going to be taught how to bottle pickles and Jams which can be sold in Lucknow city to supplement their income. Economic Empowerment they say! Actor Bhagyashree will be the voice of these voiceless women. The Cabinet Minister of Women and Child Development, Rita Bahuguna Joshi not only appreciated the work of these Women but also desired to rope in RannSamar to uplift the women of our so called BIMARU (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh) States. RannSamar Foundation, headed by Advocate Abha Singh, has been conducting Vocational training for both male and female convicts in Jails, with more than 200 convicts having been trained till date. A renowned lawyer herself, Abha Singh strongly feels that the Criminal Justice System should not only be Restorative but also Reformative, giving a new lease of life to such people.