KASTURBA GANDHI BALIKA VIDYALAYA (KGBV)
is a scheme launched in July 2004, for setting up residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. The scheme is being implemented in educationally backward blocks of the country where the female rural literacy is below the national average and gender gap in literacy is above the national average. KGBVs will be set up in those EBBs that do not have residential schools for elementary education of girls under any other scheme of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affair. The scheme provides for a minimum reservation of 75% of the seats for girls belonging to SC, ST, OBC or minority communities and priority for the remaining 25%, is accorded to girls from families below poverty line.
- To ensure access to the disadvantaged girls
- To provide quality of education to all girls
- To make school environment girl child friendly
- Out of school girls who are unable to complete Upper Primary education in difficult area.
- Adolescent girls who are unable to go regular school (upper primary level).
- Younger girls of migratory population in difficult areas / scattered habitation that do not qualify for a school.
- Priority of 75% enrolment to girls from SC/ST/OBC and minorities communities and 25% to girls from BPL.
Strategy and component:
- To set up residential schools where minimum of 50 girls from SC/ST and minorities available to study. The number can be more than 50 depending on the number of eligible girls.
- To provide necessary infrastructure for these schools
- To prepare and procure TLM and aids for the schools.
- To put in place appropriate system to provide necessary academic, evaluation and monitoring support.
- To motivate and prepare girls and their families to send them to Residential Schools.