A second chance to complete grade 10
Creating an ecosystem to enable 10th grade credentialing and access to better life chances for adolescent girls and women who have dropped out of the formal school-system.
66 million girls in India (15-25 years old) are permanently at-risk of never completing their secondary education. As a result, they are unable to access even entry-level jobs or apply for formal loans to set up small-scale businesses.
In 2021, Educate Girls launched a ‘second chance’ program called Project Pragati. The objective is to enable adolescent girls & young women to achieve their secondary certification by leveraging the government’s open school system.
We are building a ‘mentor/coach network’ and a technology platform that can be deployed at a population level scale to enable permanently at-risk adolescent girls and young women to achieve their 10th Grade certification. The mentor, Pragati Prerak is a compassionate adult who works with the learner to help develop their self- study skills, peer learning skills, confidence and agency, during our 4-months learning camps.