India has the world’s largest illiterate population, with women and girls in rural areas especially affected. While poverty is one cause, other barriers – including cultural and social factors, the poor quality of education and inadequate infrastructure – keep many parents from sending their children to school. Educate Girls is a non-profit organization that mobilizes communities to improve and expand girls’ education in rural and educationally underserved areas. Already operating in over 22,000 villages, Educate Girls builds on the government’s existing school infrastructure and a vast network of volunteers to identify, enroll and retain out-of-school girls, improving literacy and other foundational skills.
We invest in Educate Girls as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s education strategy to support solutions which provide high-quality primary education and, in turn, promote global learning and employability. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:
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