This is Prachi, an 8-year old girl living in rural India.


Prachi has never been to school.

Her community thought her time was best invested in doing household chores, fetching water and taking care of her siblings and cattle.

Prachi's story is not unique.

Girls like Prachi most likely end up as child brides and adolescent mothers, viewed as an economic burden, destined to a life of domesticity.

Now, meet Divya.


She is an Educate Girls' community volunteer (called 'Team Balika') who identified Prachi as an out-of-school girl during a door-to-door survey.

Divya starts to regularly meet Prachi's parents, reasoning with them and addressing their concerns.


But that's not enough.

So Divya rallies together the community, school staff and other influencers by setting up village meetings to influence the entire community's mindset towards girls' education.

Divya's efforts pay off and Prachi is in school!

Divya continues to support Prachi by helping enhance her learning outcomes and supports the School Management Committee in preparing school improvement plans - thereby reducing drop-out rates.

With support from the Government,
the community and 13,000+ volunteers
like Divya, Educate Girls has enroled over 380,000 out-of-school girls since inception.

It is a well-known fact that investing in girls’ education can create a true, positive multiplier effect!

9 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)* are directly addressed by educating girls. With some of the largest number of out-of-school girls currently living in India, there is no better place and time to focus our efforts than here and now.

WE NOW AIM TO EMPOWER
1.6 MILLION GIRLS TO ENTER
THE CLASSROOM BY 2024


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