The Educate Girls’ Pragati project aims to give adolescent girls and young women a second chance at education

Mumbai, India, March 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Educate Girls is launching Project Pragati with a vision to graduate 10 million girls with Grade 10 degrees in 10 years. It is a flexible approach to secondary education for out-of-school adolescent girls and young women, bringing them back to education through the public open school system.

india The Right to Education Act covers children between the ages of 5 and 14; research shows that in India, 66 million girls between the ages of 15 and 25 are permanently at risk of never completing secondary education. Completing the 10th grade exam will allow girls to access entry-level jobs, traditional loans, further education and vocational training. This strengthens their agency and increases their potential for self-reliance, growth, and aspirations toward independent, financially inclusive living.

Project Pragati works with digital assistance alongside an empathetic, human-centered approach at the programmatic level. At the heart of the program is a preraka caring adult in the community who identifies abandoned adolescent girls and young women, enrolls them in an open school and supports them in their preparation for exams by organizing learning camps in the villages.

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According to research, a 10th certificate in India has a lifetime wealth effect of $60,000. However, after the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of out-of-school adolescent girls has increased dramatically. Educate Girls has taken an urgent step forward to provide an immediate solution to this problem.

“For us, 2022 meant progress, continuing our ambitious goal of providing education for all girls in India“, actions Safeena Husain, Founder and Board Member of Educate Girls. “With the Pragati project, our aim is to guarantee young women who have no hope of going to school a second chance to study and build a better life.”

“At Educate Girls, we believe that a second chance at education is a chance to move forward. Our mission is to build impact on one million learners a year through Pragati. population-scale will require an entire ecosystem to be catalysed, and starting this year, that will be our goal. We are very excited about the path forward. shared the project manager for Pragati, Geetika Higgins.

ABOUT EDUCATING GIRLS: Educate Girls is a non-profit organization that focuses on mobilizing communities for girls’ education in india rural and educationally backward areas. Working in partnership with the government, Educate Girls currently operates successfully in over 20,000 villages in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Working with a broad base of community volunteers, Educate Girls helps identify, enroll and retain out-of-school girls and improve basic literacy and numeracy skills for all children (girls and boys). Learn more about | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | instagram | Blog | Youtube

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