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.

Expansion of Educate Girls Programme

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-financing contribution to this project.

Project finished


Educate Girls

Together, EAC and Educate Girls have partnered to provide quality primary education to 460,500 out of school children (with a particular focus on girls students) throughout India. Educate Girls works to systematically challenge structural, cultural and socio-economic barriers through a combination of community mobilisation strategies and child-centred learning and teaching techniques.




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.