Education  India Project #49220

Educate Her Empower Her

by iPartner India
Educate Her Empower Her
Educate Her Empower Her
Educate Her Empower Her
Educate Her Empower Her
Dear Global Givers,

We are delighted to present a progress report on the update of the scholars who are being supported through iPartner India’s Educate Her Empower Her campaign. All six girls have been promoted to the next class. One of the girls is pursuing her second year in Bachelors in Arts, another in 12th grade, and the rest are in 10th grade. We are thrilled that all six girls have secured first class and scored distinction in some of the subjects during their final exams. Your contribution is making it possible for us to support these girls and create a safe environment where some degree of virtual learning and other social activities will help them to have a better future.

These girls are role models in their communities and inspiring other girls to continue with their education. The girls have also taken a huge step by venturing outside their villages for the first time to pursue their education. They now have dreams and aspirations to become teachers, doctors and lawyers. This would not have been possible without your support.

In Rajasthan, schools and colleges have been closed for the most part of the year due to the pandemic. Online classes remain to be a challenge as most of them do not have easy access to digital devices and are dependent on their parent’s mobile phones. Through your support, we have been able to ensure that the girls have access to not only phones but also mobile data. The girls found it extremely challenging to attend virtual classes and adapt to the new style of pedagogy initially but with time they have been able to adjust to the situation.  Despite the many challenges due to the pandemic, we are happy that the girls are doing well and securing high marks in their exams. In fact, one of the girls scored an outstanding 89 percent in her final year exams.

The socio- economic repercussions of the pandemic indicated that many children would be pulled out of school this year. Keeping this in mind, tuition classes for Math, Science and English have been initiated for all the scholars. The tutors are helping the scholars prepare for their exams and complete their curriculum. Regular counselling sessions are also being held with the parents so as to ensure that the children remain in school and continue with their education. The field team has been following up with the scholars on a daily basis as well.

The second wave of COVID-19 has left the country devastated. Lockdowns and curfews were imposed in different states across India including Rajasthan. While this is a necessary measure and has led to a slight decline in the positivity rate, it has also left the children, especially young girls, at risk as they remain at home with 90% of them being unable to continue with education due to lack of resources. Thousands of girls are now at risk of being trafficked or pulled out from school. We need your support now more than ever.

Thank you for believing in the work we do, we look forward to your continued support to enrol additional girls and to help the existing girls continue their studies in the next year.

With deep gratitude,
Team iPartner India

 

*Images used in the report are for representation only to maintain the privacy of the actual girls' beneficiaries.
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Dear Global Givers,

As we write this, India is reeling under a severe crisis from the second wave of COVID-19.
With a daily record of over 300,000 positive cases and the death toll rising at an alarming
rate, 2021 continues to be a difficult year. This year has also been extremely difficult for
school children who have been confined at their homes with schools continuing to remain
shut due to the pandemic.

In the midst of all the uncertainties that lie ahead, we at iPartner India are happy to report that
six girls from our project in Rajasthan through a prevention model ‘RAKSHAN’ (Safety),
have been enrolled at a premium boarding school in the first batch. Currently, their classes
are being held online. In order to ensure that they are able to keep up with the other students
in their classes, extra tuition classes are continuously being held for them.

This journey has not been an easy one for iPartner India. The team members were on their toes for following the shortlisting criteria, selecting the most vulnerable and brightest girls from the community, and for scheduling meetings and counselling sessions with parents during the pandemic. COVID-19 has a huge impact on livelihoods and it puts the girls at a greater risk of being
pushed into the sex trade. In fact, the second wave has made them even more vulnerable. To
keep these girls safe and prevent them from entering into sex work, regular counselling
sessions are being held with their families so that they continue to be supportive towards their
daughter's education.

Attending online classes is another challenge for the girls due to the lack of internet
connectivity and access to digital devices. However, our team on the ground are working
hard to ensure that they are provided with internet data and are able to use their parent’s
mobile phone to attend the classes. We are hopeful that through education support, these girls
will become agents of change in their communities and inspire many more to pursue their
education.

Without your support, these girls would have dropped out and discontinued their education.
But now they have hope for their future, a future where they can choose their own destiny.

iPartner India will continue to reach out to more parents and girls to save them from the sex
trade and to motivate them to hold on to the string of hope for enrolment during the next
academic session. iPartner India still has a fund deficit of 62%, therefore your continued
support is critical for paying the fee for the next quarter and ensuring that girls complete their
academic courses.

Thank you, Global Givers, for walking this journey with us.

With deep gratitude,

Team iPartner India

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Dear Global Givers,                                                                     

A very happy 2021 from all of us at iPartner India.

Last year we started the #EducateHerEmpowerHer campaign with a mission to give girls from extremely vulnerable backgrounds an opportunity to pursue their education.

iPartner India’s work in Rajasthan through a prevention model ‘RAKSHAN’ (Safety), is working with the entire ecosystem to save vulnerable girls from inter-generational sex work by focusing on girls’ education to bring about a systematic change and promote holistic development of the community. 

Rajasthan has 3.7 million girls in the age group of 14 to 18 years, which constitute 5 per cent of the state’s population. However, as per the National Statistical Office survey, 26 per cent of these children are out-of-school. Of the total out-of-school children, 24 per cent are never enrolled in any school and 60 per cent of those never enrolled are girls. Without your support, many girls in Rajasthan remain vulnerable and face the risk of being trafficked.

Your support has been crucial in 2020. Through your support, we have shortlisted girls belonging to resource-poor backgrounds who are vulnerable to be trafficked and hence are in urgent need for scholarship. We are also encouraging their parents to let their daughters continue with their education. Our team on the ground is also conducting a series of counselling sessions with the girls and their mothers to persuade them to allow their daughters to continue with their education. Many girls have expressed their interest to continue with their education, which prepares them for a better future ahead. The shortlisted girls are undergoing tuitions to prepare them for entrance exams that await them for higher education. With continued intervention at all levels of the community, we look forward to the girls getting access to quality education and a chance to change their destiny.

Thank you, Global Givers for believing in our work and for your continued support. As always, we’ll approach the challenges that 2021 brings with the same determination, focus, and willingness to innovate that has served us well in the past.

Happy New Year once again.

With deep gratitude,

iPartner India Team

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iPartner India

Location: London, Greater London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @ipartnerindia
Project Leader:
Bina Rani
London, Greater London United Kingdom
$16,778 raised of $33,169 goal
 
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