British Minister Visits Voice For Girls Summer Samurai Camp
It was a memorable day for girl students of Telangana Social and Tribal welfare residential schools as delegates led by Mark Fields, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Asia and Pacific, Government of Britain, visited Voice for Girls Summer Samurai camp at TSWR School Kamadanam. “We had an enriching experience and it is truly remarkable that an exclusive Voice for Girls camp is being launched to equip thousands of marginalized adolescent girls with knowledge on issues like reproductive health, hygiene, safety, women rights, puberty, body awareness, spoken English, leadership, future planning and negotiation skills to overcome the challenges they face in their lives”, said Mark Fields.
“ I am glad to be part of this session and I love the energy and enthusiasm of these girls, said Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, British High Commissioner to India”.
The British team lauded the vision of the government of Telangana and the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for launching welfare residential schools on a big to reach out every poor child in the state in an endeavor to provide quality education to poor children besides providing nutritious food to tackle the problem of malnutrition.
Secretary Dr RS Praveen Kumar welcomed the delegates and briefed the team members about various schemes and programmes being implemented for the educational progress of marginalized children under the KG-PG Mission. He further said that more than 8 lakh poor children will pursue studies in English medium in residential schools by 2020 under the KG-PG mission, and the government is planning to spend more than 15000 crore in the coming years to give a major push to residential schools.
Dr Kumar thanked the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and the Minister for Scheduled Caste Development Department G. Jagadish Reddy for approving the 56 summer samurai camps unheard of in the country’s education sector.