68% of girls in rural India are married under legal age. Engaging the community to improve school infrastructure and the quality of education prevents this. We have identified 19,956 out of school girls in Jalore district in Rajasthan and have enrolled 9,346 girls. We need your help to enroll the remaining 10,610 girls into rejuvenated schools. We also need to reach out to more out of school girls in Sirohi district. Support us and make this possible.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Only 1 out of every 100 girls in rural India is educated to grade 12 today. 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.
How will this project solve this problem?
We rejuvenate existing government schools rather than build costly new ones and convince parents and community to send girls to school. In 2010, we had identified 11,243 out of school girls and have sent 8,033 girls back to school. Our field staff is working hard to enroll the remaining 3,210 girls. We have identified 19,956 out of school girls in Jalore district and have enrolled 9,346 girls. We need your help to enroll the remaining 10,610 girls into rejuvenated schools.
Potential Long Term Impact
Fighting child marriage and educating girls fights malnutrition, reduces HIV and violence against women. Research by the UN and the World Bank shows that when girls go to school, birth rates, child mortality, political extremism and violence against women decrease, while family health improves and national income increase.
Total Funding Received to Date: $96,880
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,120
Total Funding Goal: $99,000