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Educate Girls

Educate Girls increases school attendance and learning outcomes of children.

Facts

Investee Educate Girls, founded 2007
Location India
Sector Education
Funding start 2011
Funding type Grant
Website www.educategirls.ngo

 

Impact

Context

  • India has the world’s largest illiterate population - women and girls in rural areas are especially affected.
  • Poverty is one cause, but more importantly, cultural and social barriers, bad quality of education and inadequate infrastructure (such as lack of toilets) keep many parents from sending their children - especially girls - to school.

Solution

  • Educate Girls (EG) works towards increasing the enrollment of girls in schools by identifying out-of-school girls through a door-to-door survey or secondary research. EG then mobilizes communities and makes them aware of the necessity of sending girls to school.
  • EG partners with other organizations to create better pedagogy and creative learning methodologies to improve education quality and learning outcomes.
  • EG trains public school teachers and appoints para-teachers to enhance quality of teaching and improve retention in schools.
  • EG also trains local community members who liaise with the government to seek funds and implement projects to improve school infrastructure.

Impact depth

By 2018, 4 million out-of-school children, especially girls, will have an opportunity to a better life through EG's initiatives of empowering girls in villages, educating communities on importance of girls’ education and improving infrastructure and teaching quality in public schools.

Educate Girls contributes to:

  • Quality education: Improved access to quality education strengthens cognitive capacity and the ability to think independently, form own opinions and make the right decisions for girl’s future lives.
  • Health improvements: Families with educated girls experience improved health and lower child mortality as shown by research of UN/World Bank.
  • Inclusion, equality and tolerance: Families with educated girls benefit from an increased social cohesion, higher gender equality and religious tolerance.
  • Poverty reduction: Educated girls and boys are likely to get better jobs and therefore help their families break out of the cycle of extreme poverty.
Impact Reach 2010/11 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
# of children reached 250'450 567'812 1'111'068 955'271 1'110'109 1‘599‘244
# of girls newly enrolled 14'093 22'915 55'596 79'567 93'910 133‘660
# of schools 2'342 6'130 8'807 7'695 12'929 21'565
# of districts 1 3 6 7 10 15

SDGs

By investing in Educate Girls, we align with and contribute to six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“LGT VP is a strategic partner you can lean on for guidance, who is far-sighted, who brings in immense sector expertise and who has the ability to help you navigate the course of your organization.”

Safeena Husain, Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls