CELEBRATING NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY 2018

National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 in India to raise awareness about the inequalities faced by the girl child and to improve their position in society. Girls face a lot of discrimination, exploitation and violence – be it physical, mental or emotional. There are many barriers to a girl’s education and…

TWO YEARS INTO THE WORLD’S FIRST DEVELOPMENT IMPACT BOND FOR EDUCATION

Educate Girls along with UBS Optimus Foundation (UBSOF) and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) launched the world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) in education on June 16, 2014. It’s a 3-year pilot that began in the academic year of 2015. For all the tight timelines, challenges- old and new, and adapting to a new funding…

EDUCATE GIRLS CONTRIBUTES TO HARVARD SOUTH ASIAN INSTITUTE AND TATA TRUSTS PUBLICATION

Educate Girls was recently commissioned to write a policy recommendation that forms part of a wider piece of work as a collaborative partnership between The Tata Trusts and the Harvard South Asia Institute, looking at Educational, Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in India. Triggering Success: Innovative Interventions to Promote Educational Access in India was the…

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…

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 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…

EDUCATE GIRLS AT THE 2014 WISE SUMMIT

  This week, our Founder and Executive Director Safeena Husain is at the 2014 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar to take part in the annual education summit and celebration for the 6 winning projects. The annual WISE Summit is the premier international platform dedicated to innovation and creative action in education. It is where top…

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…

VODAFONE RAISES OVER INR 10 MILLION FOR EDUCATE GIRLS

Vodafone India one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, raised more than INR 10 million to facilitate education of over 47,000 out-of-school girls through Giving Championships campaign run by Vodafone Foundation. Over 12,000 Vodafone India employees along with their family and friends participated to raise funds for 8 weeks for NGO partner Educate Girls to…