Educate Girls

Our Vision "We aim to achieve behavioral, social and economic transformation towards an India, where all children have equal opportunities to access quality education." Our Mission Educate Girls works to reform government schools for girls' education by leveraging existing community and government resources. Our goal is to improve access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India by 2016.

Educate Girls
411, Reliable Pride Business Center, Off New Link Road
Oshiwara, Andheri West
Mumbai, Maharashtra 40053
India
+91-22-26303555
http://www.educategirls.in

Founder and CEO

Safeena Husain

Management Team

Devendra Shukla, Dinesh Upadhyay, Vikram Solanki, Nadine Haegeli, Abdur Rahman

Board of Directors

Safeena Husain, Devendra Shukla, Dinesh Upadhyay, Vikram Solanki, Nadine Haegeli, Abdur Rahman

Project Leaders

Safeena Husain

Mission

Our Vision "We aim to achieve behavioral, social and economic transformation towards an India, where all children have equal opportunities to access quality education." Our Mission Educate Girls works to reform government schools for girls' education by leveraging existing community and government resources. Our goal is to improve access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India by 2016.

Programs

Team Balika: We are building a cadre of village based youth leaders to work as champions for girls' education and catalysts for school reform. Team Balika members work in the schools as well as village communities spreading awareness on girl child education. They boast enrollment, retention and learning outcomes for all girls. Enrollment/Retention: We train existing School Management Committees (SMCs) in making the school infrastructure more girl friendly. Together we develop action plans for girls' enrollment and support the SMCs in accessing government funding for school improvement projects. A sample study of 500 schools indicated that schools with separate girls' toilets and drinking water facilities have increased from 44% to 71% and from 46% to 82% respectively. Learning: Our pre-tests in government schools have found that only 15% primary school children can read a simple story in Hindi, their native language. We train government teachers in child-centric, "Creative Learning and Teaching" (CLT) techniques to ensure an increase in learning levels and outcomes. Promote Girls Leadership: We form Girls' Councils or "Bal Sabhas", which stimulate girls' participation in matters related to their growth and development. Through the "Bal Sabhas" girls are equipped with life skills.

Statistics on Educate Girls

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $353,418
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $353,418
  • Other funding sources: International funding agencies: 94% Individual donors and government: 6%
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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