GEETA, ENROLLED IN 2014 BY EDUCATE GIRLS IS NOW A TEAM BALIKA VOLUNTEER

This story sets an example of how education can change the mindset of people and how Educate Girls is working as a catalyst to change. Geeta, who was enrolled in school in 2014 because of efforts of Educate Girls’ team is now working as Team Balika (village-based volunteer)! Sohan Lal Meena, a farmer and resident…

DINESH INCREASES INCOME FROM FARM HARVEST!

Dinesh lives in a village, situated in the hilly region in of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh. He lives here with his wife and parents. Belonging to a family of farmers, and seeing struggle and hardships, he always had a bent for social service. Every day for three years, Dinesh taught adults aged 18-65 years…

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

“When I was preparing for my Grade 10 examination, my little sister came running to me and started crying. She told me how a bank employee had humiliated my mother and sister for not being able to fill a form due to being uneducated. This incident remained with me and that day I decided that…

FEMALE ROLE-MODELS FROM THE VILLAGE HELP BRING USHA BACK TO SCHOOL

12-year-old Usha* was a bright student who loved going to school and wanted to continue to study. However, her dreams were dashed when her father decided to migrate to Maharashtra. Usha’s family comes from a village in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh. By trade, they are cotton farmers, which had not been adequate to…

BALUDAS HELPS HIS FAMILY PAY DEBTS WITH AN ACQUIRED SKILL!

It was the year 2018, Educate Girls was conducting a Ratri Chaupal (a community meeting held in the evening) in a village in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan to spread awareness about girls’ education. A young man named Baludas Vaishnav was listening very intently to what the team was saying. During the discussion he also spoke…

I WANT TO LEARN WELL SO THAT I CAN TEACH MY SISTERS!

Riya* hails from a small village in the Banswara district of Rajasthan, India where education for girls is often considered a waste of time. However, she had gone to school previously for a time, because her three older sisters, who took care of household chores, instead of getting an education. Riya also has an older…