GIRLS PROGRESS = GOALS PROGRESS

Investment in the education of girls may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.  -Lawrence Summers, Economist Educating girls has a multiplier effect. Educated women tend to be healthier, actively participate in the workforce, earn more and are likely to provide better healthcare and education to their children. So it’s easy to…

TAKING GIRLS WHERE THEY BELONG: SCHOOL

Harishanker, Team Balika (community volunteer) in Bundi, is an inspiring example of what volunteerism can do for an entire community. Harishanker had an older sister who didn’t have the opportunity of going to school and was married off at a young age. As a young boy, he didn’t realize the gravity of this gender discrimination…

“PLEASE HELP ME GO TO SCHOOL?”

“Can you please help me go to school?” A plea many Educate Girls’ Team Balika (community volunteers) and Field Coordinators have heard from young girls when the girls’ families or their circumstances don’t allow them to. 14-year old Ritu had made a similar plea to Kiran, the Educate Girls’ field coordinator in her village in…