OUR MISSION: Enable Girls Living in Extreme Poverty to Achieve Financial Independence through Customized Quality Education, Vocational Training and College Scholarships.
The World Bank estimates that the cost to global society of not educating girls is $15-30 Trillion! UNESCO found that the segment most difficult to reach of children not in school is girls living in poverty. In poor countries, only 67% of girls finish primary school, while just 34% finish secondary school and a mere fraction complete High School.
Edu-GIRLS focuses on the education of impoverished girls. We customize our program delivery and services to overcome all constraints due to the unique circumstance of girls living in poverty, who face economic hardship, a gender bias and a pressure to get married young while dealing with demands of their time to manage the home.
We stay with our girls until they are financially independent. Through career counseling, placement support and vocational/college scholarships, Edu-GIRLS stays with the girls till they become income earners.
These girls deserve a fighting chance – and that starts with education. Together, we can provide these girls with the key out of poverty
At VIMUKTI Jaipur our Flagship School…
Girls education in free of cost for tuition, books, uniforms, a meal and materials.
Girls’ school timings are suited to them:
School day is short but the school year is long. Junior school runs for 4 hours a day for 278 days a year compared to a norm of 200. Girls can help with daily tasks at home, while putting in the extra hours to get an education, given lack of time and support.
Girls study in a secure all-female campus and have access to safe transport which saves valuable time.
Girls get an all round quality education given a low teacher-to-student ratio, use of "smart class" technology, provision of computer labs and library facilities and an option to join sports and inter-school competitions.
Girls take Rajasthan School Board exams at Grades 8, 10 and 12 and have achieved a 100% pass rate with a third achieving a “first” division ranking.
Senior Girls get an annual studentship, deposited into their bank accounts to be cashed in upon completion of High School.
Girls are guaranteed a scholarship for vocational skill development and college.
A Girl’s education costs just $0.67 per day by sharing school infrastructure and a largely volunteer management.
With Vimukti as a proof of concept, we are on the way to cracking the glass ceiling of entrenched urban poverty.