OUR MISSION: GIVE OUR GIRLS A FIGHTING CHANCE
The World Bank estimates that the cost to global society of not educating girls is a whopping $15-30 Trillion! UNESCO found that the segment most difficult to reach of children not in school are girls living in poverty. In poor countries, only 67% of girls finish primary school, while only 34% of girls finish secondary school. Only a fraction complete High School.
Edu-GIRLS focuses on the education of impoverished girls. We customize our program delivery and services to fit their unique circumstance of living in poverty, facing gender bias and dealing with demands with demand at home.
We stay with our girls until they are financially independent. We do not believe graduating high school is the time when we can say good-bye. Edu-GIRLS stays with our girls and helps them find colleges, jobs, training, and only leave when they can support themselves.
These girls deserve a fighting chance – and that starts with education. Together, we can provide these girls with the key out of poverty.
At Our Schools,
Girls receive free of cost tuition, books, uniforms, a meal and materials.
Girls attend school for four hours a day for 278 days a year compared to a norm of 200.. This gives them time to help with daily tasks, while allowing them to put in the extra hours to get an education, given lack of time and support at home.
Girls study in a secure all-female campus and have access to safe transport which saves girls’ 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 and have achieved a 100% pass rate.
About a third achieve a “first” division ranking.
Girls in senior grades receive an annual studentship
There are deposited into their bank accounts to be cashed in upon completion of High School.
Girls have access to scholarships for vocational skill development and for college.
One girl has now a job as beautician and eight girls are enrolled in College.
One Girl’s education costs just $0.67 per day by sharing school infrastructure and by 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.
First Project: Vimukti Girls School, Jaipur
Zero fees. 650 girls. 100% pass rate.
ACCREDITED IN 2018 AS A HIGH SCHOOL
FIRST GIRL GETS A JOB AND EIGHT IN COLLEGE ON SCHOLARSHIP!
SECOND PROJECT: SRGVVK TRUST, BANGALORE, INDIA
This is a school for kids of all castes and classes which are socially & economically disadvantaged. Their parents are poor agricultural workers, maids, construction labor, etc.
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