WELCOMING ANU VAIDYANATHAN ON BOARD WITH EDUCATE GIRLS!

Anu Vaidyanathan is an impressive – and quite intimidating – woman who has already achieved so much at such a young age! Not only is she a bright professor with a PhD, but she is also a successful triathlete who has been traveling around the world for her sports. She uses her notoriety to raise…

LAUNCH OF EDUCATE GIRLS’ PROGRAM IN SIROHI DISTRICT

After operating for 5 years in the gender-gap districts of Pali and Jalore, Educate Girls has proven to be a sustainable solution when it comes to improving government schools. This is the reason why we are now launching our program in Sirohi, a district where the current literacy rate is merely 56.02% and where many…

THE EROS FOUNDATION BECOMES A PATRON OF EDUCATE GIRLS

The Eros Foundation has become a patron of Educate Girls to promote education for girls from Sanchore Block, in Jalore District of Rajasthan. The Foundation will support the work of Educate Girls in over a hundred villages reaching out to 15,000 girls. Educate Girls works to reform government schools for girls’ education by leveraging existing…

LOCAL GIRL LEADERS SHINE AT TEAM BALIKA MEETING

The rallying cry roused the young women assembled for Educate Girls’ monthly Team Balika meeting in the desert town of Bar, Rajasthan. This being the second week of her six-week placement at Educate Girls’ regional office to conduct a research study into girls’ education and empowerment, Elizabeth Shaw was happy to be invited to observe…

A NEW YEAR AND A NEW GOAL

Thanks to the massive support and uncountable contributions we have achieved our fundraising goal, and our field staff is working diligently to enroll the remaining 3,210 out of school girls in Pali into revitalized schools. In the neighboring Jalore district, we have identified 19,956 out of school girls. To overcome the challenge of working with…

FONDA GONZALES – A JOURNEY INTO INDIA

I am a graduate student studying Conflict Resolution at Portland State University. I came into this field of study with a bachelors in Child and Family Studies, and have always had a focus on international work within both of these degrees. As part of my program I knew that I wanted to complete my practicum…

KOURTNEY HANNAWAY : AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

I have to admit I had no idea what I was getting myself into, or what I agreed to when I confirmed my ticket for India. All I knew was that I desired a challenging, interesting experience where I could use some of my newly learned skills to help others. But I got much more….

THE VILLAGE OF LALPURA: COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION IN ACTION

On Thursday, July 7, 2011 the villagers of Lalpura gathered for a Gram Shiksha Sabha (GSS) to discuss enrollment in the nearby schools. Educate Girls employees Malaram Meena, a Field Coordinator, and Deepmala Sharma, a Training Officer, led the meeting and discussed the challenges and benefits of enrolling girls in school. Many of the villagers…