Career Counselling for Girls
This topic covers information about career counselling for girls.
Innovation:To guide the Girl Child in the selection of her career choices
Key Stakeholders:Department of Women and Child Development,District Task Force Members,District Education Department,Anganwadi Workers and Supervisors,Adolescent Girls
The rationale behind introducing this intervention was to provide information and guidance to the Girl Child about various career choices and opportunities available to her. For this purpose, career counselling camps are being organized as well as training programs and awareness camps for girls class from 9 to 12. Career counselling camps are organized with the help of Anganwadi Workers and Supervisors. Initially, career counselling guidance workshops were organized at the District and Block Head Quarters, following which workshops were extended to the Government Schools in urban and rural areas. A booklet entitled ‘Career Counselling Guide’ containing detailed information of approximately 50 career options related to different fields were included along with addresses of colleges/universities located in 4 states, i.e., Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi. Guidance camps are organised in the Government Schools on a monthly basis.
Factors Contributing to Success
The career counselling camp has been successful with the help of the District Task Force (DFT) of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), which is constantly guiding and providing necessary resources required. The active participation of the Department of Education has ensured that successful counselling camps are held in Government schools.
Outcome, Benefits & Impact
Till now, girls from classes 9th to 12th in 180 Government schools have been covered under the initiative and 1000 booklets were printed and distributed among the trainers, i.e., school teachers and ICDS Supervisors.
Challenges and Future Prospects
The major challenges of organizing career counselling camps are the lack of technological resources in terms of computer, projector and internet facilities required for making counselling camps more interesting, effective and enriching for the students. Regardless, these programmes have been very helpful for the Girl students in selection and making of informed career choices. Future prospects involve inviting alumnus and experts from various sectors for interactive session with students in schools.