The Impact of Education with EducateHer Schools
For girls in Rajasthan, India, an education can be the difference between a life of freedom or being married before their 18th birthday. For generations, girls haven’t had the privilege and access to go to school.
The alarming statistics:
- 40% of girls who attend school drop out before 5th grade
- 350,000 girls are out of school
- 1 in 100 girls reach 12th grade
WomenServe partners with the Women’s Education Project, a U.S. nonprofit dedicated to preparing young, underprivileged women to become economically independent leaders.
WomenServe’s quality education initiatives:
- Increase access to schooling so student retention is increased.
- Improve the quality of education, resource development, support networks, and mentorship opportunities available to girls.
- Promote school-community bonding and supportive social perspectives on girls’ education
- Training that supports UN Sustainability Education Goals.
WomenServe works with partners and the Indian government to increase access to quality schooling and student retention
WomenServe is partnering with government schools to provide a sustainable and quality education model by improving inclusivity and management of current schools and ensuring the availability of quality curriculum materials.
The EducateHer model emphasizes advocacy for underrepresented student groups and outreach to disenrolled girls.
- 3000 students supported through EducateHer schools to date
- 14 EducateHer schools supported since 2009
Women’s Education Project Partnership (WEP)
WomenServe partners with the Women’s Education Project using its “I Am A Leader” academy model to develop girls’ leadership cohorts that go from primary school to job placement which educates and empowers girls for economic independence and leadership roles.
WEP and WomenServe prepare young underprivileged women to become economically independent leaders.
The I Am a Leader Academy helps young, vulnerable women, (ages 16-24), find their confidence, explore their interests and opportunities and acquire job-ready skills to pursue them – within a supportive community of peers, mentors, and role models.
The I Am a Leader Academy’s diploma-granting curriculum results in the following:
- Vision expanding experiences
- Field trips
- Guest Speakers
- Training Programs
I am a Leader scholars develop the leader within and become economically independent, many pursuing a viable career of their own choosing.
WomenServe provides bike scholarships that provide girls safe transportation to go to school. This means she not only goes to school, but has opportunities to meet and socialize with friends and students and participate in extracurricular activities.
693 bicycle scholarships awarded since 2009