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 10, 2012

B for Bride

46% of girls in India are child brides. Girls drop out of school and are forced into early marriage. This leaves them unprepared for life and parenthood and exposes them to exploitation, violence and high risk of death during childbirth.

Today is International Day of the Girl and it is the best time to create awareness about child marriage which is a social evil affecting the lives of nearly 50% girls in India. 

Creating awareness is the first step to fighting child marriage!

Like us on Facebook  today and share our posters. We will be posting new content each week. Help us share it with your network.

Join us on Twitter  and let’s raise our voice for child brides! You can retweet our tweets, write your own or for sample tweets email us on childbrides@educategirls.in

Want to do more? Email us for a full toolkit on how to create impact.

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Jul 30, 2012

Afroza Banu, the Rising Star!

Educate Girls' considers Afroza Banu a legend. Afroza means a morning star! She tells us, "I want to shine, day and night." Her husband's illness and the responsibility of taking care of three young children did not break Afroza's courage. Her education has been her greatest strength. Afroza is a Team Balika* member and enjoys sharing her greatest asset, education with the girls in her village. Afroza conducts fun sessions with children using Educate Girls' creative learning techniques. She uses the magic calculator to make number work easy for them. She uses stories and pictures to teach them alphabets and words. Afroza, is certainly is a star performer for Educate Girls! Afroza says,

"Creative methods of teaching go a long way in keeping children in school. The children not only enjoy their time in school, but it also boosts their desire to learn more." Help Team Balika* members like Afroza to make learning fun. Support us and give every school in Pali district a creative learning kit. *Team Balika members are champions for girl child education. They support all the programs at the schools as well as village communities to ensure enrollment and retention of every girl child in schools along with provision of quality education to them.

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Jul 30, 2012

Mother and Son, Peers in Education!

The ‘Educate Girls’ office situated in the Pali district of Rajasthan regularly sees a heavy influx of courageous girls. They meet and share their stories, tragedies, victories and also their dreams. They are Team Balika members, who choose to be the voice of girls in their village. Kanta is one of them.

Kanta was only in the seventh grade when she got engaged. Soon after her engagement, her father passed away. “People started cursing me, called me inauspicious and I cried. People thought that it was better if I was married off and so I was. Life became hell. My husband was an alcoholic and would ill-treat me every day!”

Kanta conceived a baby and instead of being happy her husband threw her out of the house. Kanta returned to her mother.

She decided to face she struggles with confidence and started teaching children in her neighborhood. She resumed studying as well and made her sisters also join school. She delivered a boy. Between, running the family, bearing a child, delivering a child and taking care of them, she successfully cleared her 10th standard exam from a private institute.

She proudly says, “My son Yash will also go to grade 10 this year.” With a victorious smile she adds, “I want to graduate grade 12 before my son.”

Support Team Balika, help us create more champions for girls education.

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