Project

Expansion of Educate Girls Programme

The second EAC and Educate Girls (EG) project aims to support 126,000 out of school children (OOSC) in four states (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar) with a particular focus on remote, rural tribal areas. In these areas EG will reach the most marginalized children in India who are systematically denied the advantages of autonomy, mobility, and economic opportunity.

Through strong community mobilization activities, public, private, and community resources are leveraged to improve access to education and school quality for girls. Key areas of strategy include: enrolment and retention of OOSC; improvement in teaching quality; increasing involvement and capacity of communities in school management; and enhancing the motivation and self-esteem of girls.

Monitoring and evaluation will provide regular feedback to allow changes in service delivery and implementation strategy to achieve the best possible results.  A stand-alone mobile tracking system has been developed to gather and monitor information on EG team activities along with registering village and school data. A communications strategy that is designed to engage community members at the village level in girls’ education will be employed.

Sustainability is strengthened through this model, which builds the capacity of volunteer community school committees to enable them to take over management of OOSC enrolment, help ensure retention, and run activity-based learning programs. The model is also aligned with India’s National Education Policy/Right to Education Act that requires free and compulsory education. Educate Girls is a key partner with the government of Rajasthan.

*EAC would like to thank the Bharti Foundation for its generous co-funding contribution to this project.

Partners

Educate Girls

EAC and Educate Girls have partnered to provide quality basic education to 190,000 out of school children in India. Our collaboration comprises of two five-year projects, seeking to enrol 64,000 and 126,000 OOSC (with a particular focus on girl students) respectively in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Educate Girls works to systematically challenge structural, cultural and socio-economic barriers through a combination of community mobilization strategies and child-centered learning and teaching techniques.

Bharti Foundation

The Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises was established in 2000 with a vision to help underprivileged children and young people in India realize their potential. Currently, more than 42,000 students are enrolled across 254 Satya Bharti Schools in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Countries

India

India

India, with a population of 1.2 billion, is the world’s largest democracy. The country is vast, composed of 29 States and seven Union Territories with diverse socio-cultural contexts and various geographic and climatic conditions. As regards India’s governing structure, the Centre and the States share responsibility for planning and implementation of development programming.