Only 1 out of every 100 girls in rural India is educated to grade 12 today. Girls drop out of school and are forced into early marriage. 68% of girls in Rajasthan are married before the legal age of 15 and 10% of them are married before the age of 10. 40% of girls there drop out before they reach the fifth grade. This leaves them unprepared for life and parenthood and exposes them to exploitation, violence and high risk of death during childbirth.
With each additional year in school, a girl not only gets married at least a year later but her income generation opportunities go up by at least 10%. We rejuvenate existing government schools rather than build costly new ones and convince parents and community to send girls to school. We have identified 19,956 out of school girls in Jalore district of Rajasthan, India and have enrolled 9,346 girls. We need your help to enroll the remaining 10,610 girls into rejuvenated schools.
Girls education is the best panacea for child marriage. An educated girl not only fights malnutrition, reduces HIV and violence against women, but also contributes towards the overall socio-economic upliftment of the nation by perpetuating the cycle of education in her family. Research by the UN and the World Bank shows that when girls go to school, birth rates, child mortality, political extremism and violence against women decrease, while family health improves and national income increases.
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