Second chance education programme | Creating pathways of learning, employment and entrepreneurship for women in india
UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme enables women to re-enter formal education, access vocational training, learn entrepreneurial skills, and connects them to employment and business opportunities.
India’s female labour force participation, at 21 per cent,1 is well below the global average of 47 per cent, and declining further. Investment in women’s vocational training, education and job placement in India improves lives and the economy. The Second Chance Education programme has impacted more than 30,000 women from some of the poorest and most vulnerable areas since 2018, across 12 districts and 200 villages in the states of Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Odisha. Eight of the programme districts are “aspirational districts” as designated by the Government of India.