Category: Girl Education

  • Educate Girls: an NGO in Mumbai empowering girls through education

    Educate Girls: an NGO in Mumbai empowering girls through education

    EDUCATE Girls is an NGO in Mumbai that works to transform communities by ensuring that girls have access to an education. In a world that is constantly evolving, where education is often considered a fundamental right, it is disheartening to know that millions of girls in India are still deprived of this basic necessity. This…

  • 10 positive changes that happen when you educate girls

    10 positive changes that happen when you educate girls

    THERE’S a reason that education is one of the six Fundamental Rights included in the Indian Constitution. Educating a child opens doors to many possibilities – from employment to better health.  It is reported by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights that 40% of all adolescent girls in India are out of school.…

  • 5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    THE heart-warming sight of girls dressed in uniforms, cycling through lush green paddy fields to get to school, has become increasingly common in rural India. This stands as a testament to the significant progress the country has made in improving girls’ education. In 1951, barely 1 out 10 women in India were able to read…

  • How India’s best crowdfunding website is helping girls’ education

    How India’s best crowdfunding website is helping girls’ education

    IN India, archaic notions of girls’ education combined with economic stresses force many girls to stay away from school. Some of the concerns in low-income and rural areas include safety, the absence of separate and functional sanitation facilities, inaccessibility to sanitary napkins, and poor school infrastructure. These conditions adversely affect dropout rates with various studies…

  • Celebrate Malala Day, support girls’ education

    A YOUNG Malala Yousafzai became an international icon after she was brutally attacked by the Taliban, in 2012, for opposing the militant group’s ban on girls’ education. The teenager was returning home from school in her hometown of Mingora in Swat district, Pakistan when she was shot in the head. Malala became a target after…

  • Tribal children have the least access to food and education

    Tribal children have the least access to food and education

    LIKE many other tribal children, Sibani Wadaka was born prematurely and weighed only 1.4 kgs at birth. Her mother visited several district hospitals in Odisha to improve the infant’s health and increase her chances of survival. She was even kept under observation at the Christian Medical (CHB), Bissam Cuttack for 13 days but her condition…