GIRLS EDUCATION MATTERS
HOW YOUR PURCHASE HELPS
NEARLY 3 MILLION GIRLS IN RURAL INDIA ARE OUT OF SCHOOL. THEY HAVE FREE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS BUT CENTURIES-OLD DEEP-ROOTED TRADITIONAL BELIEFS STAND IN THE WAY. THE GRASSROOTS PROGRAM TARGETS ENTIRE VILLAGE COMMUNITIES, AND TYPICALLY INCREASES ENROLLMENTS TO 90% WITHIN MONTHS. IT IS RUN BY OUR PARTNER EDUCATE GIRLS.
EACH YEAR, WE ALSO DIRECTLY FUND COMMUNITIES OR SCHOOLS THAT HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED. THEIR CHALLENGES ARE UNIQUE SUCH AS INDIGENOUS TRIBES WITH NO SCHOOL ACCESS, MARRIED ADOLESCENTS THAT CANT GET BACK TO SCHOOL, OR GIRLS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THESE PROGRAMS OFTEN HAVE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON ENROLLMENT.
Educate Girls works in 4,500 villages of india, covering 8,000 schools in areas where 40% of girls leave school before completing 5th grade. Their award-winning model includes local volunteers who visit out-of-school girls at home and help them re-enroll. These volunteers also serve as mentors and tutors, helping girls improve academically and stay in school.
The Leedi village community center is the unofficial “school” for 75 adolescents between the ages of 11 and 20 who’ve dropped out of school. Here, they learn math, science and language skills. The center is equipped with computers, a library and teaching staff and has an additional important goal to prepare 50 of these girls to enroll in the open schooling system and re-enter the mainstream. Bloom & Give will provide 100% funding to this center for a year.
Ashray Akruti brings hope and dignity to thousands of children with hearing disability in and around the South Indian city of Hyderabad. They operate a residential school where many of these children get specialized education. The vocational training center at the school teaches children valuable skills such as painting, sewing and cooking, which help many of them earn a livelihood when they grow up. Bloom & Give will provide this center full financial support to train 50 girls for an entire year.
Doosra Dashak ("Second Decade") provides a second chance of education to rural area adolescents who are out of school. Through our partnership, we will provide full funding to a community center in Samrathpura village in Rajasthan for 1 year. This center will provide basic education and training in health, gender sensitivity, religious harmony and personal cleanliness to the nearly 100 out-of-school adolescents in the village, to help them take charge of their lives with dignity.
The Mangala Government School serves 15 tribal villages in the southern state of Karnataka. Due to its location in a heavily forested region, the school faces a big problem of attrition - of students, and teachers as well. The school has been adopted by The Vanam Foundation, a non-profit organization that promote socially just and ecologically sustainable development. Vanam helps fund infrastructure projects, student retention efforts and helps with teacher staffing.
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