Following the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Development Solutions in partnership with IDS Jaipur undertook a study in four districts of Rajasthan – Dausa, Karauli, Tonk and Udaipur to understand perceptions of girls and their parents, from marginalized communities, on girl’s education and the impact of COVID-19 on education and access to the pre-matric scholarships.
The objectives of the study were as follows:
Approach and methodology
A Mixed-method study design was used in the survey. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected. The survey focused on girls in the age group 13-16 years and their parents. The qualitative data was collected through FGDs and IDIs with girls, parents, panchayat members, AWWs and teachers.
Through findings of the study, various suggestions were recommended to the Government of Rajasthan, some namely: