WEB DESK: Bollywood film star Kareena Kapoor has stated that she wouldn’t mind arriving in Pakistan in order to endorse women education.
According to Times of India, when Bebo was asked if she would ever go to Pakistan to promote girls’ education she said, “Of course yes. I would love to go anywhere to spread the message of girl child’s education.”
According to several reports, the percentage of the female education in Pakistan is low when compared to boys.
While the Pakistani government puts the overall literacy rate at 46 percent, only 26 percent of girls are educated. Independent sources and education experts, however, estimate that only 12 percent of girls are literate in the country, according to a UNESCO report.
Kareena, who is also Unicef’s celebrity advocate, said late here on Friday that education was every child’s right and she would do whatever she could to promote the need of quality education for children.
“There is no doubt that tremendous progress has been made in India in the area of delivering education to children. But even today, the quality of education remains a big challenge. Girls are the pride of India.”