Educate Girls Project

Topics: Education, School, History of education Pages: 73 (15312 words) Published: June 26, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PROJECT COMPLETION REPORT
 

 
Educate Girls 500 schools project in the Pali district January 2010

 
Reliable Business Centre, Off New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 053 T: +91 (22) 26303555 E: info@educategirls.in W: http://www.educategirls.in (A project of FEGG)


 

CONTENTS
1. Introduction 2. Education Scenario in India 3. Educate Girls Partnership in Rajasthan Education Initiative 4. Educate Girls 500 schools project- Background & Context 5. Project Objectives and Intervention Strategies 6. Project Outcomes 7. Lessons Learned & Recommendations 8. Conclusion 3 5 9 10 12 15 35 36

Annexure 1: Out-of-School Girls data for 500 schools area ................................. 37 Annexure 2: Enrollment and Attendance in Educate Girls program schools 39 Annexure 3: Community Mobilization and WSDPs ................................................ 41 Annexure 4: List of Creative Programs .................................................................... 44 Annexure 5: Life Skills Evaluation Checklist ............................................................. 45 Annexure 6: Impact of Life Skills............................................................................... 48 Annexure 7: Girl Friendly Schools ............................................................................ 54 Annexure 8: Case Studies and Success Stories ..................................................... 56 Annexure 9: Management Costs of Schools ......................................................... 62

 

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Introduction

‘Many governments and NGOs want to mobilize communities to help with education. Educate Girls has found one way that works. At a cost of 1% of government’s budget, it helps government schools reach nearly all children and dramatically improve learning.’ Barbara Herz, Author “What works in Girl Education”, Former head of World Bank’s Women in Development Division

Educate Girls (EG) is a non-profit organization based in Mumbai and founded in 2007. We work toward improving girls’ enrollment, retention and academic performance in government schools by leveraging existing community and government resources. Educate Girls is transforming the school system by engaging girl leaders, their communities and the government. The key success factors have been leveraging the power of existing village committees, meetings and “Bal Sabhas”. This approach is scalable nationwide. The Government of Rajasthan has asked EG to scale up and extend the model to every government school in the district during the next phase, beginning March 2010, which demonstrates the effectiveness of our model. Girls are often counted as some of the hardest to reach children. They face numerous barriers in their efforts to acquire formal education. These barriers have been grouped into nine major categories1:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review of Research Literature on Girls Education in Nepal, prepared for UNESCO Bangkok by Dr. Min Bahadur Bista for the Regional GENIA Meeting: Linking Research Findings and Policy-Making, 20-22 September 2004, Seoul, Korea.

 

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  • • • • • • • • • Social and cultural barriers Economic barriers Psychological barriers Institutional barriers Barriers caused by poor teaching-learning conditions in schools Barriers caused by family circumstances Geographic barriers Mental and physical barriers Barriers caused by armed conflict

As Co-Partner of the Rajasthan Education Initiative (REI), Educate Girls has reached out to 70,000 children (including 37,000 girls), their families and communities in over 200 villages in three blocks of the...
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