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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 has enrolled nearly 100,000 girls to date, and includes local young women volunteers work with a girl, her parents and her community leaders to break the social barriers keeping her from school. These volunteers also serve as mentors and tutors, helping girls stay in school.
The girls in the Mangalyawas camp are 10 to 16 years old. Child marriage and household labor forced them out of school at some point and they are now ready to get back but they have 3-7 year gaps in learning. During this 4 month residential camp, they will undergo an intense program at the end of which all the girls will catch up to the 11th grade (Junior year), and many of them will re-enter high school. Bloom & Give provides 100% financial support to this camp.
Vidya and Child operates 5 learning centers that support 700 underprivileged drop-outs. Mainstream school is no longer an option for many of these girls who were once pulled out either to get married, or to help with domestic labor. The curriculum at Vidya & Child has been specifically augmented with counseling and vocational training to equip girls with skills needed to earn a livelihood after school. Bloom & Give provide 100% funding to 35 girls in this program.
Prerna is a high school program for over 800 underprivileged girls in the north Indian city of Lucknow, who are born into communities and families that systematically reinforce gender discrimination. Besides teaching Math and Science, teachers at Prerna use innovative real-life re-enactments to help their girls to first 'unlearn' gender discrimination, and then to recognize and resist it in their lives. Bloom & Give provides 100% funding to a grade of 29 girls.
The Leedi village community center is the unofficial “school” for village girls 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 provides 100% funding to this center.
The Samrathpura village community learning center provides alternative continuing learning to drop-outs who are not able to attend school due to practical constraints (caring for their babies, household help etc.). Girls come to this center to get basic education and training in health, gender sensitivity, religious harmony and personal cleanliness, to help them take charge of their lives with dignity. Bloom & Give provides 100% funding to this center.
The Mangala School serves 15 tribal villages in the southern state of Karnataka. Due to a severe funding shortage, the school faces a big problem of attrition of students and teachers. The school has been adopted by The Vanam Foundation, a non-profit organization that addresses the infrastructure gaps. Bloom & Give provides funding to Vanam for projects such as construction of class-rooms, procuring desks, and hiring of teachers.
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