GIRLS EDUCATION MATTERS

IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA, EDUCATION IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY FOR A GIRL TO ESCAPE THE CYCLE OF CHILDHOOD MARRIAGE, PRE-TEEN PREGNANCY AND ABUSE. A MIDDLE-SCHOOL EDUCATED GIRL WILL MARRY 4 YEARS LATER, HAVE 2 FEWER CHILDREN, AND DOUBLE HER INCOME. EDUCATED WOMEN MAKE THEIR COMMUNITIES MORE TOLERANT AND OPEN-MINDED, AND THE WORLD NEEDS THEM NOW, MORE THAN EVER!

HOW YOUR PURCHASE HELPS

WE DONATE 50% OF OUR PROFITS TO PROGRAMS THAT SEND GIRLS TO SCHOOL. THAT MEANS 10-20% OF YOUR PURCHASE VALUE DEPENDING ON WHETHER YOU BUY ONLINE OR FROM ONE OF OUR STOCKISTS. THE MONEY GOES TO TWO KINDS OF PROGRAMS.

Grassroots Program

GRASSROOTS PROGRAM

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.

Targeted Program

TARGETED PROGRAM

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.


GRASSROOTS PROGRAM

Our grassroots program is run by EducateGirls.
Their 4,500 passionate volunteers have enrolled 100,000 out-of-school girls to date, using amateur psychology skills, local knowledge and experience.


ABOUT OUR PARTNER

 

 

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 MODEL


TARGETED PROGRAM

Our currently active initiatives that directly benefit a school or a village with an immediate need. Each project typically lasts 1 year.

Team Balika

Mangala School

JULY 2016-17

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.

Read the story here.

Doosra Dashak

DOOSRA DASHAK

NOVEMBER 2016-17

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.

Read the story here.

OUR COMMITTMENT

WE CONTINUALLY MONITOR OUR PROGRAMS FOR EFFECTIVENESS. SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, WE VISIT THE SCHOOLS AND VILLAGES TO SEE THE IMPACT FIRST-HAND. IN THESE VISITS, EVERY SINGLE GIRL WE TALKED TO HAS TOLD US THAT SCHOOL IS THE FAVORITE PART OF HER LIFE, AND THAT SHE WANTS TO KEEP ON STUDYING. THEIR SMILING FACES ARE OUR TRUEST SOURCE OF MOTIVATION TO REMAIN COMMITTED TO OUR MISSION.


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