The Child Brides: Send Them to School instead

by Foundation to Educate Girls Globally Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


India has the highest number of out-of-school girls (OOSG) i.e. 3 million. Educate Girls is present in 13 educationally backward districts in Rajsthan & Madhya Pradesh in India. The aim is to enroll OOSG back to school by focusing on improving the Enrollment - Retention - Learning cycle of every child in the educationally backward districts in which it operates. We need your help to enroll out-of-school girls back to school. When you support us, you give a girl at least 1 year in school.

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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. More than 350,000 girls are out of school in Rajasthan, India & 50% of girls are married before the legal age of 18. This leaves them unprepared for life and parenthood and exposes them to exploitation, violence and high risk of death during childbirth. Educate Girls is working towards enrolling the out-of-school girls back to school and ensure their retention.


Educate Girls (EG) has set up a holistic, community based program model which is focused on improving the Enrollment - Retention - Learning cycle of every child in the educationally backward districts in which it operates. As of now, we have enrolled 150,000 girls back to school across the 13 districts that we work in. Your donation will be of utmost help as it will help us enroll more out-of-school girls back to school.

Long-Term Impact

Educated girls bring phenomenal multiplier effect on the development indicators. For instance - Girls who receive higher education are less likely to become child brides, an educated mother is twice likely to educate her children, every educated girl raise the country's GDP by 10%, an extra year of school increases a woman's earnings by 10%, maternal deaths would be reduced by two-thirds and women would have fewer and healthier children also educated women are less likely to be HIV+.

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Foundation to Educate Girls Globally

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
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Twitter: @educate_girls
Project Leader:
Safeena Husain
Mumbai, MH India

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