India is home to 4.1 million out of school girls. It is a fact that sending girls to school brings social & economic benefits to our society. Educate Girls works towards enrolling the rural, marginalised girls back in school, ensuring quality education & transforming the community mindset towards girls' education. Your donation will be matched & supported by one of our funders to enrol girls in schools. When you support us, you help girls enter the schooling system.
In India, girls don't show up to classrooms due to gender-related barriers. This problem is grievous in the villages,where merely 40% girls reach grade 6. Girls in these remote & tribal villages belong to extremely socio-economically marginalized communities where their education is considered futile. They face constant threats of child marriage, early childbirth, poor maternal health, trafficking, malnutrition & abuse brought on by patriarchy,inter-generational poverty & systemic apathy.
Focused on high incidence villages, we work to increase the enrolment & retention of marginalized girls in grades 1-10. Our staff & community volunteers go door-to-door to identify every out-of-school girls in the area & convince parents to enrol girls, mobilise the community through meetings & support school management efforts. To ensure retention, we keep a track of the girls. We keep going back until every girl is enrolled & learning well.
Educating girls is the single best investment a nation can make. Research shows that educating girls decreases child & maternal mortality, birth rates & violence against women, while massively improving family health & national income. It ensures she educates her own children, makes more informed decisions for herself & her family & enhances her chances of finding decent work. Hence opening doors to achieving many sustainable development goals.
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