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On 16th of March, GlobalGiving is matching at 30% all online donations made via credit card or paypal up to $1,000 per donor per project (report attached). In addition, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!
Make a donation today and send more girls to school. Thank you again for your support!
Warm regards.Safeena Husain
We are very happy to announce that FEGG has made it as a finalist in the India Development Marketplace (IDM 2011) competition. Our proposal to boost learning levels in Rajasthan has been shortlisted for the renowned long-term programme which is supported by the World Bank’s Development Marketplace in India.
The 30 shortlisted projects will present their proposals to an expert jury in Jaipur on the 6th of April 2011. At this event, the jury will select the final 13 winners of the 2011 India DM, who will be awarded $50,000 each to scale their projects.
This is the first stage of selections and we do have a long way to go!
As always we are counting on your good wishes!
Read more on: http://dm-india.com/shortlisted-proposals/
Foundation to Educate Girls Globally has been awarded with the EdelGive Social Innovation Honours (ESIH 2011) for its outstanding achievements in improving girls’ enrollment, retention and academic performance in government schools in Rajasthan.
EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Edelweiss Capital Ltd. today announced the winners of the Third EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2011 in the areas of Health and Well-Being, Education, Livelihoods, Governance and Social and Cultural Rights of women. ESIH 2011 aim is to identify and reward organisations that are innovating to empower women in India. The objective is to showcase and support organizations with unique approaches to tackle challenges that women face in our country.
Foundation to Educate Girls Globally (FEGG) has won this year’s award for the significant improvement in girls’ enrolment, retention, and academic performance in government schools by leveraging existing community and government resources in the State of Rajasthan.
Girls' education is the greatest investment our country can make today. Educate a girl and birthrates fall, family health improves, household income rises, political extremism and violence decline. Moreover, literacy accelerates as an educated mother is five times more likely to send her children to school.
Thank you again for your support!
Best wishes from our entire team.
There was a small news item in the Times of India on Oct 31st, 2010. It said, 70% girls in India particularly in States like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar marry before 18 years of age. This is a staggering number and we know from our field experience that most of these girls are married by 15 or 16, some even younger. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has called the situation “alarming”.
We ourselves have identified over 11,000 girls in Pali Rajasthan who are between the ages of 6 to 14 years, out of school and at risk of early marriage. Through your support we have been able to bring over 6,000 at risk girls back into schools in the last 4 months. Bringing girls into schools helps to delay their marriage and an educated girl is the biggest agent of social change!
When you educate a girl:
- Birthrates fall: Each 4 years of schooling reduces family size by one birth.
- Literacy Accelerates: A mother with a primary school education is 500% more likely to educate her children than a mother with no education.
- Political Extremism and Violence against Women Decline: Education makes it less likely for girls to be beaten, raped, sold into sex trade or forced into early marriage.
- Household income grows: 10-20% for each additional year of schooling.
- Family Health Improves: A UN study found that education of girls had a greater impact on health than medical, nutrition, and water and sanitation interventions.
Your help is invaluable in helping us reach our goals of all girls in Pali to be in school and not married at puberty. We thank you for your support and hope you will share this with your friends and family and help us expand our work to create greater impact.
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