The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) was launched by the government of India in 2004 with the objective of building residential schools for out-of-school girls in marginalized communities. CARE India collaborated with the government to improve educational processes in these schools including, but not limited to, teacher development, institutional strengthening, material and curriculum development and monitoring and evaluation. Over 2000 girls in 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh have benefite
In a country where only 40% of children attend secondary school, KGBV's provide disadvantaged girls mostly in rural areas with the chance to continue their education and gain critical thinking skills.
CARE India is working with KGBV schools and teachers in Uttar Pradesh to increase the quality of education and teach girls critical life skills to ensure their future success.
Apart from gaining an upper primary education, they are taught important life skills life self-confidence, critical and practical thinking etc. The teachers work tirelessly to create an environment that is conducive for the girls' development, and are greatly instrumental in helping them realise their potential and nurture new dreams.