ENROLING OUT-OF-SCHOOL GIRLS IN MARGINALISED, RURAL COMMUNITIES OF INDIA

The Right to Education (RTE) Act in India mandates free and compulsory primary education for all children aged 6-14 years. However, India is still home to millions of out-of-school girls (who have either never been enroled or have dropped out). Especially in rural communities, many girls lack access to quality education and have minimal understanding…

POONAM GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Today, even after 68 years of independence, archaic traditions still continue to be practised in a village in the Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. People’s outlook towards girls’ education there is still negative. If the topic of a girl’s education arises, parents shrug it away saying, “What benefit will it give her or us? She will…

NDTV-L’OREAL PARIS WOMEN OF WORTH AWARDS

Safeena Husain (Educate Girls’ Founder), won the NDTV-L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award in the Education category on 28th March 2016. She was among eight other phenomenal women to be presented with the Women of Worth Awards across various categories. These awards aim to bridge not only the gender gap but also regional, sectoral, developmental, linguistic and…

EDUCATEGIRLS WINS NASSCOM FOUNDATION AWARD: USING TECH FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Educate Girls was honored with an award from Nasscom Foundation’s Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) – a ‘Tech for Good’ platform that aims to drive technology led innovation by developing solutions to address gaps in key developmental areas and foster inclusive growth. On February 10th, 2016, Educate Girls was announced as one of the recipients of…

EDUCATE GIRLS RECEIVES 2015 SKOLL AWARD FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship Winners, from left to right, back row, Ma Jun, Executive Director and Founder of Educate Girls Safeena Husain, Jagdeesh Rao Puppala & Al Harris, joined on the front row, from left to right, by Sally Osberg, Graça Machel & Jeff Skoll. At the 12th Annual Skoll World Forum, the…

SAFEENA HUSAIN AND EDUCATE GIRLS FEATURE IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

An article in The Wall Street Journal has been released today about our Founder and Executive Director Safeena Husain and the work we are doing. In it, Safeena discusses the issues surrounding gender inequality in India, particularly in rural Rajasthan and how Educate Girls is tackling it. To take a look at the full article…

EDUCATE GIRLS RECEIVES STARS FOUNDATION IMPACT AWARD 2014

This year Stars Foundation, after reviewing 277 applications from organizations around the world, announced Educate Girls as the winner of the 2014 Impact Award for Education in Asia Pacific. The award entitles Educate Girls to 100,000 US Dollars of unrestricted funding and 20,000 US Dollars of consultancy support. The award ceremony took place in London…

EDUCATE GIRLS AND NITIN GADKARI AT THE MILLEMIUM ALLIANCE AWARDS CEREMONY

This week, our founder and Executive Director, Safeena Husain, attended the Millennium Alliance Awards Ceremony in New Delhi. 20 Award Winning organizations, including Educate Girls, were felicitated by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Govt. of India. The winning organizations were selected through a rigorous selection and evaluation process…

WORLD’S FIRST DEVELOPMENT IMPACT BOND IN EDUCATION WITH EDUCATE GIRLS

In order to improve the quality of girls’ education and attract new investment for social outcomes, the UBS Optimus Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) are launching the first Development Impact Bond in education in London/Zurich – 16 June 2014. A funding model for the future Development Impact Bonds (DIB) aim to provide…