Established in 2007, Educate Girls has grown from a 500-school pilot project in Rajasthan to now serving over 21,000 schools spread across 15 districts in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In 2014-15 alone, Educate Girls reached over 1.1 million children who have benefitted from various aspects of the programme. The reach of this partnership represents a major step in scaling of EG’s work in India, with the goal of operating in 15 states to reach close to four million children annually. The organisation has won multiple awards, including the 2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the 2014 USAID Millennium Alliance Award and a 2014 WISE Award.
Educate Girls is a non-governmental organisation that tackles the issues at the root of gender inequality in India’s education system. Educate Girls was registered as an NGO in 2007. In 2008, it won government approval to start a pilot programme to enhance girls’ attendance and retention in 500 schools in Rajasthan’s Pali district. The organisation currently serves approximately 4,500 schools in the Pali and Jalore districts. By 2016, the organisation aims to improve access and quality of education for 2.6 million children in all 9 of the 26 districts with the worst gender indicators in India.
Educate Girls runs a comprehensive model of reforms for government schools through community ownership, with the aim to secure 100 per cent enrolment, higher attendance and improved learning outcomes for all girls. The organisation engages girl students, teachers, schools, communities and government officials within existing frameworks to create a sustainable, scalable and holistic platform in each village.
Altogether, the EAC and Educate Girls’ collaboration comprises three distinct, multi-year projects, which are operational in the Indian States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, seeking to enrol 102,000, 126,000 and 232,500 OOSC respectively into quality primary education.
For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the Educate Girls website.