BOOSTING LEARNING OUTCOMES WITH IMPROVED VISION

A healthy eyesight is crucial in ensuring students are learning well. Many studies say that roughly 80% of the information presented in school to children today is presented visually.  It is possible that parents, or even teachers, may not be able to narrow vision as a barrier to learning for a child. However, research indicates…

EDUCATED MOTHERS CAN INFLUENCE GENERATIONS TO COME

Rachna, an Educate Girls’ Team Balika (community volunteer), is part of a five member family and has two siblings. Her parents are farmers. Along with doing certain household chores, Rachna helps her mother in some farming activities as well. She shares that her mother has been of invaluable support to her in being able to volunteer…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ESTEEMED TRIALTHLETE ANU VAIDYANATHAN SUPPORTS 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…

RUNNING THE GREAT MUMBAI MARATHON 2013 FOR EDUCATE GIRLS

On 20th January, 2013, 15 people ran for a special cause – they ran to show their support and shape the future. They ran for Educate Girls. This was the first year that Educate Girls took part in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, and we are proud to say that our runners made it a…

EDUCATE GIRLS CO-SPONSORS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN SAN FRANCISCO

Mark Tuschman, one of Educate Girls’ favorite photographers, showcased his work at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco in June. Mark is a professional documentary photographer most recently focusing on issues surrounding women and girls in Africa, India and Latin America and was awarded Global Health Council Photographer of the Year. In the last…

EDUCATE GIRLS UPDATES FROM SAFEENA HUSAIN!

Dear Friends, On behalf of the entire team of Educate Girls I would like to thank you for encouraging us in our journey to empower girls through education. So much has happened in the last few months that we wanted to briefly update you on the progress. You will be pleased to know that in…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM EDUCATE GIRLS!

Dear Friends, On behalf of the entire Educate Girls team and all the girls and their families involved, I would like to thank each one of you for encouraging us in our journey to empower girls. A year has passed and we are diligently moving towards our goal to improve access and quality of education for children…