TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt This inspiring quote by Eleanor Roosevelt truly resonates with the story of 20-year old Pintu who hails from a small village in Udaipur. Like any other girl in her village, Pintu’s daily routine also included cooking, cleaning and feeding the…

THE WILL TO LEARN AND LEAD

In a village in Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, there is only one person who knows how to use a computer- a girl named Ringlee. Sitting outside her brother’s house near the village temple, you will find her busy teaching some children. You will also find a digital tablet in her hand that was provided to her…

TEAM BALIKA- MY STEPPING STONE TO SUCCESS

A Class 12 alumna, Inder came from a poor family, for whom even a basic earning that could buy food for two was difficult once. However, today at the age of 20, he earns a healthy income and has the convenience of a vehicle provided by his company. He works at a residential school for…

SISTERS VOLUNTEER TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN BETTER

Vimla heard about Educate Girls from the Field Coordinator and started supporting the organization in July 2015 as a Team Balika (community volunteer). She comes from a family of seven whose chief occupation was farming. It gives Vimla, and her family as well, a lot of pride to do be able to do something for their village….

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…

NANA LAL : A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WHO OVERCAME ALL ODDS

I am Nana Lal Gameti, a resident of a village in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. I belong to the Bhil community. My mother tells me that when I was 4 years old I had prolonged fever for weeks. When I was taken to the doctor, he examined me and noticed that I was facing…

RINKU: A BAL SABHA LEADER WITH A MISSION!

Rinku*, a 13 – year old girl from a village in Rajasthan, and her brothers have been to school since childhood. Everything was fine until Rinku faced a common challenge for young girls in her village: marriage. In Rinku’s community great respect is attributed to the elderly. So when several years ago her grandmother said…

TRIUMPH IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY: PADMA’S STORY

This written story featured exclusively on Girls’ Globe. Click here to see the original. My name is Padma. I’m 21 years old and live in a small village in Pali District, Rajasthan, India. My journey till now, even during these young years, has been filled with harsh realities – things I never expected could happen…

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…