As sports are traditionally male dominated in Rajasthan, the participation of girls in sports is relatively lower than their boy counterparts. The project aims to break deep-rooted attitudes held by girls, boys, families and communities and encourage girls to participate in various indoor and outdoor sports activities.
Presently Sharde Hostels have limited access to sports infrastructure. There is inadequate availability of sports equipment and staff across all indoor and outdoor sports.
About Sharde Hostels:
In the 186 educationally backward blocks of the state, girls’ hostels were opened by the government to ensure retention of girls in secondary school. Out of 186 educationally backward blocks of the state, Rajasthan has already built girls hostel in 175 blocks. These 175 hostels cater to the needs of 17,500 girls across 31 districts. These 17,500 girls belong to SC, ST, Minority and BPL families; half of them coming from KGBVs, who may drop out if such hostels are not available.
These girls do not have sufficient support and resources at home to continue their studies. Hence, it is necessary to retain girls at hostels and ensure they complete their secondary education.