‘Many governments and NGOs want to mobilize communities to help witheducation. Educate Girls has found one way that works. At a cost of 1% of government’s budget, it helps government schools reach nearly all childrenand dramatically improve learning.’
Barbara Herz, Author “What works in Girl Education”, Former head of World Bank’s Women in Development Division
Educate Girls (EG) is a non-profit organization based in Mumbai and founded in 2007.We work toward improving girls’ enrollment, retention and academic performance ingovernment schools by leveraging existing community and government resources.Educate Girls is transforming the school system by engaging girl leaders, theircommunities and the government. The key success factors have been leveraging thepower of existing village committees, meetings and “Bal Sabhas”. This approach isscalable nationwide.The Government of Rajasthan has asked EG to scale up and extend the model toevery government school in the district during the next phase, beginning March 2010,which demonstrates the effectiveness of our model.Girls are often counted as some of the hardest to reach children. They face numerousbarriers in their efforts to acquire formal education. These barriers have beengrouped into nine major categories
Review of Research Literature on Girls Education in Nepal, prepared for UNESCO Bangkok by Dr. Min BahadurBista for the Regional GENIA Meeting: Linking Research Findings and Policy-Making, 20-22 September 2004,Seoul, Korea.