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.
Oct 3, 2011

How Ponri became a role model for girls' education

Ponri
Ponri

Every 5th girl in rural Rajasthan is married at the age of 15. Ponri was not only lucky, she was determined not to end up as a child bride, but to fight for an education. Her story is an impressive journey of how to become a role model for girls.

Ponri is one of the many young women who would have normally envisaged a lonely life as a pre-adult bride. She is the youngest of 8 children. Her 4 brothers and 3 sisters have never seen a school from the inside, so the last thing her father had planned for her was a school career; economical resources were limited and he felt that his youngest daughter was required to help at home until she reached the age to serve at her prospective husband's house. But Ponri had other plans. She was determined to go to school. Realizing that there was no chance, her father would ever let her go to school, at 13, Ponri ran away from home twice, hoping to find a hideout at one of the Shiksha Mitra Kendra’s. “If I wouldn’t have run away, I would be married by now, tending goats out in the nowhere”, she says. This is when Ranaram, an Educate Girls Field Coordinator took up on Ponri. He visited her family over and over again.

Eventually, her father could no longer take the continuous visits and agreed to let her go to school. “Thanks to Ranaram’s persistence, I could make my ambition turn into reality” says Ponri, and with a shy smile on her face she admits: “Even if I went through tough times, I know now, that it is worth fighting. I want to be a teacher to encourage other girls to fight for their education”

The ambitious girl has managed to catch up with the other 5th grade students in only 2 years. Today she leads the Bal Sabha group as “Bal Panch” and motivates other girls to fight for their own education.

Ponri
Ponri
Ranaram, Field Coordinator
Ranaram, Field Coordinator
Sep 28, 2011

Rebrand Complete: FEGG is Educate Girls now.

Educate Girls | Home
Educate Girls | Home

Dear Friends,

We have done it! Eventually the moment has arrived to tell you about some great news: Foundation to Educate Girls Globally is now simply Educate Girls. We are proud to introduce our brand new website to you!

Besides the latest success stories and updates you can download resources related to education, gender, child marriage etc. on our resources page.

If you like our work and want to keep in touch outside the GlobalGiving community, sign up for our newsletter, read what we’re up to on our newsblog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please do get involved and spread the word!

Thank you again for your trust and support that we highly appreciate.

Warm regards,
Safeena Husain,

CEO and Founder of Educate Girls

Educate Girls | Home
Educate Girls | Home
Educate Girls | Success Stories
Educate Girls | Success Stories

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Sep 28, 2011

Rebrand Complete: FEGG is Educate Girls now.

Educate Girls | Home
Educate Girls | Home

Dear Friends,

We have done it! Eventually the moment has arrived to tell you about some great news: Foundation to Educate Girls Globally is now simply Educate Girls. We are proud to introduce our brand new website to you!

Besides the latest success stories and updates you can download resources related to education, gender, child marriage and the impact of Creative Learning and Teaching techniques on our resources page.

If you like our work and would like to keep in touch outside the GlobalGiving community, sign up for our newsletter, read what we’re up to on our newsblog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Please do get involved and spread the word!
Thank you again for your trust and support that we highly appreciate.

Warm regards,
Safeena Husain,

CEO and Founder of Educate Girls

Educate Girls | Our Impact
Educate Girls | Our Impact
Educate Girls | CLT
Educate Girls | CLT

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