“You can tell the state of a nation by looking at the condition of the women there”

Statistics show “Women perform 66% of the world's work, and produce 50% of the food, yet earn only 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. Whether the issue is improving education in developing world, or fighting global climate, or addressing nearly any other challenge we face, empowering women is a critical part of the equation”.

The two critical areas we can work on to empower women being basic education and self employment thru vocational training.

The biggest effect of illiteracy in India is poverty. Poverty also happens to be the single biggest cause of illiteracy in India and a precursor to all other effects.

We have to understand literacy as part of the development process, as an endeavor to improve the quality of life, as the process of building awareness among the weaker sections women, as part of democratization of political power, as the arrangement to give their due, to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. we sometimes are unable to appreciate the relevance of literacy in matters like infant mortality, immunization, children’s participation in primary schools, population growth, family planning, women’s emancipation, social evils like child marriage, dowry, bride burning and so on. Neglecting the issue of illiteracy and even more so for women, can hurt the development of nation badly. Statistics show that with a increase in literacy rate among women the above discussed issues are brought down drastically.

Basic education and vocational training to as many women as possible is the first step, we here at CCT believe that will help our nation in tackling the above discussed issues and therefore we are trying to identify and help organizations whose goals are inline with the above.