About the Project
Throughout India gender disparity remains a significant barrier to education. The result is that more than 3.7 million girls across the country are out of school, the third highest number in the world. With 9 out of 26 gender gap districts, the disparity is particularly significant in Rajasthan. Educate Girls (EG) aims to provide quality education for all girls by mobilizing and leveraging public, private, and community resources to improve access to education and school quality.
EG started in 2005 with a pilot in 50 government schools and scaled its intervention from 500 schools in 2007 to 2,342 in 2010, reaching over a quarter of a million children in the Pali district. Approximately 120,000 of these are girls. In 2011 EG signed a memorandum of understanding to enter Jalore district and work with an additional 2,083 schools. Now with an MoU in place for the Sirohi district, EG is prepared to expand its reach to more marginalized girls in some of India’s most challenging regions. EG’s innovative “comprehensive model” for school reform and cluster approach creates depth in the program and allows EG to leverage its impact to enable grassroots change.
Furthermore, by leveraging the government’s existing investment in schools, EG delivers measurable results to a large number of beneficiaries at an extremely low cost and avoids duplication or parallel delivery of services.