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Dear Friends,

We have done it! Eventually the moment has arrived to tell you about some great news: Foundation to Educate Girls Globally is now simply Educate Girls. We are proud to introduce our brand new website Educategirls.in to you!

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If you like our work, please do get involved and spread the word! Thank you again for your trust and support that we highly appreciate.

Warmest regards,
Safeena

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Educate Girls' first award!

We would like to share our latest program results with you. “Creative Learning and Teaching“ (CLT) techniques have proven crucial to improving quality of education, and we are very proud that the results display such a great impact.

The introduction of child-centric CLT techniques into the teaching process is one of our essential program features that improve learning levels and outcomes. The techniques focus on activity-based and playful learning: children learn more efficiently if they enjoy the process. The accelerated “Catch Up” methodology ensures that children who are lagging behind in the classroom can be taught successfully to catch up with the rest of the class.

In the past months we…

…trained 35 District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) members and 854 teachers in the Pali district of Rajasthan.

…administered pre and post tests all schools in order to track the impact of the CLT module on learning levels. More than 28,000 children from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades attended the pretests in Math, Hindi and English reading. This corresponds to over 70% of enrolled students, where as our post tests were attended by 79% of all enrolled students.

…trained 140 village-based education volunteers, or “Shiksha Preraks,” that provided direct hand holding support to schools with poor pretest scores.

… supported an additional 300 schools with hands-on classroom support. To further support and motivate the teachers, our regional office made over 750+ phone calls. We sent out over 40,000 SMS to update, inform and involve the teaching community.

 After intense months of training and hand holding teachers, giving pre and post tests, the results of improved learning levels and outcomes are as follows:

– Hindi: The number who can read a story went from 15% to 35%

– English: The number who can read a sentence or more went up from 9% to 29%

– Math: The number who can complete 2 digit multiplication and division went from 11% to 29%

 

Along with boosting learning levels for all children, we also found that CLT helps girls catch up to boys – a crucial result, especially in 5th grade, where girls are most at risk of dropping out of school. Please download the full report at: http://www.educategirls.in/clt_results.pdf

We are very proud to present these amazing results that have been analyzed internally and also by research associates at the Centre for Advanced Studies of

India (CASI), University of Pennsylvania:

 "Students in Educate Girls program schools are almost 13% more likely to score in the upper achievement levels in Hindi and 14% more likely to score in the upper achievement levels in Math than students in non-program schools. Improvement occurs among both boys and girls in the program schools."

– Devesh Kapur, Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India and Randall Akee, PhD Harvard University, Assist. Professor Tufts University, USA

Educate Girls also announced the winners of the “Best CLT Teacher Awards” at an Educate Girls function today in Pali. The Educate Girls trophies went to the best performing teachers, who recorded the biggest learning gains in Math, Hindi and English reading. We are very excited about these developments and are also gearing up for scaling CLT further to cover almost 1700+ schools this year!

We are very grateful to have you in our support network; it is our combined efforts that lead to real change for the rural and tribal children with which we work.

 

Sincerely,

Safeena Husain

CEO Foundation to Educate Girls Globally

One of the "best teachers" is awarded...
One of the "best teachers" is awarded...

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Dear Friends,

Today is GlobalGiving Bonus Day and we seek your special support!

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

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Improving learning levels for girls in Rajasthan
Improving learning levels for girls in Rajasthan

Dear Friends,

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!

Warm regards.
Safeena Husain

Read more on: http://dm-india.com/shortlisted-proposals/  

Safeena Husain and Aparna Tamhankar
Safeena Husain and Aparna Tamhankar

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.                                                                                                          

Safeena Husain

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Educate Girls

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
http://www.educategirls.in

Project Leader

Safeena Husain

Executive Director
Mumbai, MH India

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