Safeena Husain and Aparna Tamhankar
Foundation to Educate Girls Globally has been awarded with the EdelGive Social Innovation Honours (ESIH 2011) for its outstanding achievements in improving girls’ enrollment, retention and academic performance in government schools in Rajasthan.
EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Edelweiss Capital Ltd. today announced the winners of the Third EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2011 in the areas of Health and Well-Being, Education, Livelihoods, Governance and Social and Cultural Rights of women. ESIH 2011 aim is to identify and reward organisations that are innovating to empower women in India. The objective is to showcase and support organizations with unique approaches to tackle challenges that women face in our country.
Foundation to Educate Girls Globally (FEGG) has won this year’s award for the significant improvement in girls’ enrolment, retention, and academic performance in government schools by leveraging existing community and government resources in the State of Rajasthan.
Girls' education is the greatest investment our country can make today. Educate a girl and birthrates fall, family health improves, household income rises, political extremism and violence decline. Moreover, literacy accelerates as an educated mother is five times more likely to send her children to school.
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