Women Empowerment through Education
न चोरहार्यं न च राजहार्यं न भ्रातृभाज्यं न च भारकारि।
व्यये कृते वर्धत एव नित्यं विद्याधनं सर्वधनप्रधानम् ॥
na chorahaaryaM na cha raajahaaryaM
na bhraatRubhaajyaM na cha bhaarakaari |
vyaye kRute vardhata eva nityaM
vidyaadhanaM sarvadhanapradhaanam ||
Thieves can not steal it, those in power can not snatch it, no one can divide it, its not heavy to carry, It increases and expands as you spend and share it, Education is the best wealth among all the wealth anyone can have.
Fellowship for Peace & Learning
"Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process."
- ICPD Programme of Action, paragraph 4.2
Education is important for everyone, but educating girls and women is especially important because the women education can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girls' education is one of the most effective ways to not only women empowerment but overall development of the society as a whole.
Educated girls know their rights and are confident to claim them. Educated girls are likely to marry at a mature age and to have smaller and healthier families and are less likely to have mistimed or unintended births. Educated mothers influence their children's educational attainment, and the mother's education is usually more influential than the father's in this regard.
However, women’s literacy rates are significantly lower than men’s in most developing countries including India. Indian government provides low cost education up-to high school (12th grade) but college education, even though highly subsidized but still beyond the affordability of many families. If the families have to choose between the college education of sons and daughters, usually the sons get the priority. Many girls drop out of the college due to these socio economic reasons.
In order to reduce such gender disparities in education, Princeton Foundation initiated the Fellowship for Peace & Learning to support the college education of girls who have braved valiantly against all the hurdles to reach the top government colleges in India.
We started the Fellowship for Peace & Learning in 2011 in India with a vision to expand the program globally and with a focus on Women Empowerment through Education. Many students have completed their undergraduate college education and are now pursuing higher education or professional careers. Now this program has expanded to national level in India. For further details on this endeavor, please visit http://shantividya.com
Fellowship for Peace & Learning 2021-2022
We have completed the application process for the session 2021-22 and received overwhelming number of incredible applications. Selection process for the winners is underway now and results will be communicated in 1st half of December, 2021.
Our Unique Mentorship Program
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle
Academic excellence, alone, can no longer assure success & happiness in a person's life & career. The latest research on well-being shows that it is important to grow holistically in order to live a fulfilling life. It connects our mind, body, and soul. The holistic development of a person includes mental, emotional, intellectual, physical, and social skills.
Every human is born genius; ironically, only a few get to unleash their true potential. When the mind is filled with knowledge and wisdom and the heart is filled with virtues and values, humans get to unleash their highest potential to live a purpose-driven life.
We need a GPS or some help from a person who has previously walked the path to reach a destination, a place we have never been. Our mentorship program is meant to act as the GPS for aspiring individuals that are ready to shape the world.
Our unique personalized mentorship program is designed to nurture conscious leaders driven by values and virtues, Someone who has a compassionate heart and understands the depth of human connection . Our mission/vision is to create leaders who can lead with purpose and uplift humanity with their love, compassion, and integrity.
Our motive is to act as a lighthouse in the transition journey from people's current life to the dream life they wish to live by:
Defining the Hero journey and providing a roadmap
Breaking the pattern of limiting beliefs and opening the world of possibilities
Helping them foster a deeper sense of gratitude
Providing them a fresh perspective of an abundant, happy, and purposeful life.
Guiding them to write their own story to create the pathway for many more to follow
The purpose of mentoring is to remind and ignite people's infinite potential at times when they can not see it themselves
M - Mindset shift
E - Emotional intelligence
N - Nurture and Navigate
T - Transition & Transform
O - Open Doors for Possibilities & Opportunities
R - Resilient Role Models for the World.
S - Success & Significance
H - Hero’s Journey
I - Inspire & Impact
P - Powerful, Passionate, Persistent, Positive, Purpose-driven Leader for the World
We, mentors, are here to be your guide, friend, and confidante.
Ms Jyotima Prasad
Humanitarian and Grateful Life Coach
Chairperson, Princeton Foundation Mentorship Committee
Founder, Gratitude & Abundance