More than 130 million girls around the world can only dream of education.*
In Rajasthan, like many parts of the world, women and girls are often denied access to the same educational opportunities that are offered to young men. Education is a critical driver for social, economic and political progress and gender equity. Our interventions aim to improve the physical infrastructure of schools and emphasize inclusive and sustainable education models for girls.
EducateHer is helping build schools alongside sustainable models of education.
This program is a large-scale WomenServe initiative focused on the physical infrastructure and governing of the local schools. Why does this type of investment matter? Because building new schools and improving and expanding existing schools literally creates the space needed for all students – girls and boys – to attend school. Beyond the physical infrastructure we also help to set up and train School Management Committees. These committees are made up of teachers, parents and community leaders who are trained in the EducateHer school model.
Bicycle Scholarships offer her a chance to ride into a brighter future.
Why a bicycle? Because they enable these girls to ride the long distances, sometimes up to 10km, to get to school. Children attending both government and EducateHer schools are eligible for these scholarships.
Girls’ College Exposure Visits allow her to see new opportunities for herself.
Visits allow girls, parents, teachers, and WomenServe staff to travel to Jodhpur to visit a girl’s college, meet other students, and learn what it takes to attend college. This is an unprecedented opportunity as it is uncommon for girls and women to travel outside of their villages and to have access to higher education opportunities.
Education can mean the opportunity for a different future. Hear her story below to understand the impact education can have: