WELCOMING ANU VAIDYANATHAN ON BOARD WITH 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…

KATHA SHIVIR – A WORKSHOP TO WRITE STORIES THAT INSPIRE CHANGE!

The Educate Girls office in Pali saw a burst of activity last month when a group of writers and photographers descended upon the staff to collect stories for the Katha Shivir workshop. Among the visitors were Prakash K Ray (filmmaker and cinema researcher from New Delhi), Ram Kumar Singh (Senior Correspondent, Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur), Dr….

LOCAL GIRL LEADERS SHINE AT TEAM BALIKA MEETING

The rallying cry roused the young women assembled for Educate Girls’ monthly Team Balika meeting in the desert town of Bar, Rajasthan. This being the second week of her six-week placement at Educate Girls’ regional office to conduct a research study into girls’ education and empowerment, Elizabeth Shaw was happy to be invited to observe…

FONDA GONZALES – A JOURNEY INTO INDIA

I am a graduate student studying Conflict Resolution at Portland State University. I came into this field of study with a bachelors in Child and Family Studies, and have always had a focus on international work within both of these degrees. As part of my program I knew that I wanted to complete my practicum…

KOURTNEY HANNAWAY : AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

I have to admit I had no idea what I was getting myself into, or what I agreed to when I confirmed my ticket for India. All I knew was that I desired a challenging, interesting experience where I could use some of my newly learned skills to help others. But I got much more….

THE VILLAGE OF LALPURA: COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION IN ACTION

On Thursday, July 7, 2011 the villagers of Lalpura gathered for a Gram Shiksha Sabha (GSS) to discuss enrollment in the nearby schools. Educate Girls employees Malaram Meena, a Field Coordinator, and Deepmala Sharma, a Training Officer, led the meeting and discussed the challenges and benefits of enrolling girls in school. Many of the villagers…