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 Leveraging existing community and government resources to ensure that all girls are in school and learning well. Our goal is to improve access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India by 2018.
Apr 18, 2013

Help us extend our program!

Send girls to school!
Send girls to school!

Our latest "Send Child Brides to School" campaign raised awareness on the alarming situation of girls in Rajasthan, where 68% of them are married before the age of 18. To give them a better future and ensure their well-being, this tradition has to change in favor of education. Since 2007, Educate Girls tries to improve the quality of teaching and of school infrastructures by leveraging existing resources and empowering rural communities.

Thanks to your generosity, we have managed to enroll thousands of girls into schools in the last five years. We are proud of this incredible success but we keep in mind that there are still 4,000 young girls who remain out-of-school in the gender-gap districts of Pali and Jalore. This is why our staff works hand in hand with the government, the villagers and the teaching staff to create an impact in the field.

Unfortunately Pali and Jalore are not the only gender-gap districts in India. We have thus recently extended our program to Sirohi, where the literacy rate is alarmingly low (56.02%). We will now supervise another 542 villages, reaching out to 200,000 children - 90,000 of which are girls. We hope to make an impact and to give more options to these girls regarding their choices in life – but to do so we need your help!

We request you to support our interventions by telling at least five of your friends about our work and encourage them to donate.
Let’s change these girls’ lives and send them to school! Donate now to make gender inequality history!

Mar 5, 2013

W for Work

W for Work
W for Work

“W for Work” is the last poster of our campaign. It emphasizes the difficult condition of many young Rajasthani girls who have exchanged school work for household work.

Did you know that …

  • More than 17 million children work in India
  • Rural areas concentrate 90% of the Indian working children

The Right to Education Bill, states that no child is supposed to work.  Yet in India, especially in rural areas such as Rajasthan, millions of children still have to work to help sustain their families. Unfortunately, no laws protect children from doing exhausting house chores or spending several hours a day doing agricultural work.

Education is not part of every child’s daily life. Almost half of the girls who drop out of school do so because their families require them to take care of the household. They lack opportunities to get educated, play and experiment a proper childhood.

Statistics show that a large number of girls aged 6 to 14 spend nearly eight hours a day taking care of their siblings, instead of spending time in a classroom. Educate Girls send these girls to school instead.

Join our “Send Child Brides to School” campaign and support us to send every girl child to school.

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Feb 6, 2013

17,500 girl leaders equipped with life skills.

We would like to thank you for encouraging us in our journey to empower girls through education. Our program is going strong and over 46,800 girls have been enrolled in schools since last year.

Almost 17,500 girls have been equipped with life skills and leadership skills. They not only motivate parents of out of school girls to send their daughters to school but they also support the parent-led school management committees to administer their schools.  These responsibilities help them develop effective communication, decision making and problem solving skills.

On behalf of the 17,500 girl leaders, we thank you for your continuous support and encouragement. 

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