Kareena Kapoor is a top Bollywood actor noted for playing a variety of characters across a range of film genres.
Kareena Kapoor is a top Bollywood actor noted for playing a variety of characters across a range of film genres. She has received six Filmfare Awards and has firmly established herself as one of the highest-paid female actors of the Indian Film Industry. She has made valuable contributions to the industry as well as strongly involved in supporting social causes to bring a difference to the society.
Kareena Kapoor has been supporting UNICEF India in quality education for almost half a decade now. Kareena Kapoor was appointed as UNICEF celebrity advocate in 2014.
Some of her key public service statements on this issue are helping us to spread extensively the message of child friendly schooling and the need to include secondary education under the ambit of Right to Education (RTE), to communities across India. She will also be a part of our fundraising and advocacy events for this cause.
“Good quality education is the basic right for every child. Children are the future of our country and if they don’t have access to good quality education, the future of our country will be questionable. Thus, it is very important to encourage child friendly and inclusive learning environments, shifting the focus from ‘Right to Education’ to ‘Right to Learn and Quality Education,” says Kareena Kapoor.
As a happy, independent woman who has always exemplified living life on her terms, Kareena Kapoor is a suited role model for adolescent girls standing at the difficult forked path of secondary education or early marriage. Kareena Kapoor was also a part of the movie 3 idiots that has delved deep into the problem of substandard education systems prevalent in India. With her work, she has been reiterating every child’s right to joyful learning through child friendly schools and teaching methods.
Kareena Kapoor is specifically advocating for secondary education for teenaged girls above 14 years of age, as that would give them the opportunity to continue learning in a protected space, equipping themselves with life skills and empowering themselves with knowledge, while also keeping away the unwanted pressures of early marriage and pregnancy.
Kareena Kapoor is supporting our efforts on improving the quality of education given at schools and encouraging dialogue on the various facets of the RTE. With her support and other stakeholders’ effort this child centered approach is now being practiced in 250,000 primary schools across the nation, resulting in major improvement in both academic and co-curricular outcomes.
Ms. Kapoor has visited schools in rural Rajasthan and Maharashtra to interact with children in Child Friendly Schools in these states. Child Friendly Schools endeavor to create happy spaces for children where they can freely intermingle with teachers, are safe and secure, and where interactive and creative tools are used to ensure happy learning.