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.
Nov 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

"I for In-Laws"
"I for In-Laws"

“I for In-Laws” signifies how child marriage makes a young girl lose her childhood and also her identity. It is worrisome that, if the present trends continue, 100 million girls across the world will be married over the next decade. That would mean 25,000 girls being married every day for the next 10 years.

68% of girls in Rajasthan are married before the age of 18. They are torn away from their parents and compelled to obey their in-laws.

Our project “Child Brides: Send them to School Instead” is our effort to send girls to school. We work in Pali and Jalore districts in Rajasthan where we stress on education and work towards the prevention of child marriage.

You will be happy to know that our project is doing well at the Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge. We are now among the finalists and need your help to remain among the top six to win.

All we need this Thanksgiving is for you to tell atleast five of your friends about our project and encourage them to donate. A minimum contribution of 10 USD will help us move ahead in the competition and win it.

Lets’ empower the girl child and protect her from becoming a child bride. Donate now and send her to school instead.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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Nov 7, 2012

Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge!!

It has been three weeks since we launched the “Send Child Brides to School” campaign and it is time to release our next poster.

The “H for Husband” poster is our attempt to make people aware about the extent of domestic violence faced by child brides. Studies have proved that, child marriage limits young girls’ skills, resources, knowledge, social support, mobility and autonomy.  Young married girls have little power in relation to their husbands and in-laws.

Please share the “H for Husband” poster with your family and friends and create awareness about this issue.

The Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge is an excellent opportunity for us to increase visibility and financial support for our “Send Child Brides to School” campaign. 

Vote with your dollars for Educate Girls’ project “Child Brides: Send them to School Instead” and help us win the challenge. All we need from you is a minimum contribution of 10 USD.

The challenge runs from November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012 and the project with the highest number of donors will win the challenge.

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Oct 16, 2012

17th October 2012 is Bonus Day!

Last year we had identified ~20,000 girls who were out of school and at risk of early marriage from Pali and Jalore districts.

To date we have enrolled over 10,000 out of those girls who are now enjoying their right to education.  However, we still need to enroll another 10,000. 

Today is Bonus Day on Global Giving. Consider making a donation to us this day and help us prevent 10,000 out-of-school girls from becoming child brides. 

GlobalGiving will match up to $1,000 per donor per project on Bonus Day!

You are an integral part our work and we look forward to your support.

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