Educate Girls

Educate Girls' vision is to achieve behavioral, social and economic transformation towards an India where all children have equal opportunities to access quality education. We leverage existing community and government resources to ensure that all girls are in school and learning well. We aim at improving access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India by 2018.
Dec 27, 2012

Educate Girls is 5 years old!

You will be happy to know that, Educate Girls' completed five years on 5th December 2012. The last five years wouldn’t have been possible without your support and encouragement. We take this opportunity to thank you for supporting us in this journey.

We have been implementing the project “Gift Learning Kits to Rural Girls” in Pali and Jalore districts and have successful provided learning kits to 4,350 rural schools.

Over the last six months we provided close to 1000 kits to rural schools and we now require your support to reach out to the remaining 75 schools in Jalore.

Please support us and help us make learning fun for the girls who are waiting for their learning kits.  

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Dec 27, 2012

M for Marriage

M for Marriage
M for Marriage

“Child marriage is a fundamental human rights violation and impacts all aspects of a girl’s life. It denies a girl of her childhood, disrupts her education, limits her opportunities, increases her risk to be a victim of violence and abuse and jeopardizes her health” – United Nations

In India, the legal age for marriage is 18. The ‘M’ for marriage poster is our attempt to highlight the fact that despite this, a shocking 46% of girls in the country become victims of child marriage.

Pulled out of school and married off for dowry, to pass off the ‘burden’ or just because of village customs, child marriages start from the age of 12-13. It is common knowledge that in these marriages there is a high chance that the girl is subjected to abuse or worse.

Educate Girls, with your help, is trying to change that. By keeping girls in school, we convince the parents to push back the date of marriage. More than that, the girls get empowered. She can make better life decisions, choose her own career and even take care of her family better.

When a girl is educated, she consciously and unconsciously educates those around her. Empower young girls and start a ripple effect. 

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Dec 14, 2012

Educate Girls is 5 years old!

You will be happy to know that, Educate Girls' completed five years on 5th December 2012. The last five years wouldn't have been possible without your support and encouragement. We take this opportunity to thank you for supporting us in this journey.

We are in the second year of implementing our project "Child Brides: Send them to School instead" and our presence in 4,425 schools has helped us to make quality education available to almost half a million girls. We have successfully enrolled over 21,000 out of school girls from Pali and Jalore into rejuvenated government schools.We now aspire to reach out to over 64,000 girls by the end of 2016, for which we require your support.

We would also like to thank you for your contribution to our project during the Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge. Your donation helped us reach the number seven position. Even though we were unable to be among the six finalists, we were humbled by the overwhelming response and support that we received from each one of you. Once again thank you very much for your generous contributions.

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