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.
Sep 3, 2013

Effective results to change girls' future

Teaching girls in Rajasthan
Teaching girls in Rajasthan

It’s been an exciting quarter for Educate Girls! We now operate in three districts of Rajasthan and impact more than 5,000 rural schools. Our program is expanding and we recently welcomed 400 new Team Balika members on board! These volunteers act as champions of girls’ education inside their community, where they make sure all girls are enrolled and retained into school.

We were particularly thrilled last July to host our first panel discussions in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. These events publicly introduced our Payment-by-Results (PbR) initiative, a solution to fund our programs depending on their effective results. This financing scheme requires different actors working together to ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes to our beneficiaries!

Our pilot program has already been launched in the district of Sirohi, where it will be run in approximately 200 schools until 2015. During these two years, our team will make sure that more girls benefit from quality education and have access to infrastructures that match their basic needs.

Now it’s your time to help! Your donation can make all the difference by sending Indian girls back to school and offering them the bright future they deserve! Thank you for your generous contribution!

Aug 5, 2013

Target achieved!

Team Balika members
Team Balika members

We would like to thank you for encouraging us in our journey to empower girls through education. With over 46,800 girls enrolled in schools and 1,044 Team Balika members recruited, trained and actively working in Pali and Jalore district in Rajasthan our program is going strong. 

With this we have achieved our target for the project “Team Balika: Champions for girls’ education!”.

68% girls in Rajasthan are child brides, Educate Girls sends them to school instead. Please visit our project “Child Brides: Send them to School instead” and continue supporting us.

Once again, thank you for your continuous support and encouragement. 

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Jun 10, 2013

Your efforts have helped us achieved a lot. Thanks

Donate now to educate girls
Donate now to educate girls

 

Thank you again for your donations: with your support we have achieved a lot! These last three years, much has been done to enroll and retain girls into local government schools. In Pali, the number of out-of-school girls as per the government’s child tracking survey has been decreasing from 11,243 in 2010 to 9,438 in 2013. 88% of the out of school girls in this district  are now in school and learning through creative and interactive class room sessions.

Nonetheless there is still a lot to be done, as only 74% of the girls are enrolled in some of the blocks where Educate Girls operates in Jalore district. What is more, many girls from rural Rajasthan are also married off before they reach the legal age. They have to quit school to take care of their husbands  and family without a chance to improve their life conditions.

This is why we have to maintain our efforts to offer these girls the schooling they deserve. Education equips them with skills and knowledge that will prove to be useful for the rest of their life. But to succeed, we need your help! Every cent counts and word-of-mouth can go a long way.

It is quite easy to support our interventions. You can start by telling at least five of your friends about our work and encourage them to donate to our cause.

Remember that on June 11th, on GlobalGiving's Bonus Reward Day your donations may be matched up to 50%! If's never been so easy to create an impact and help girls get educated!  

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