Project #281 | Education for Every Rural Girl

Our Partnership with Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan (RSKS)

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, 30% of the population lives below the poverty line. The barriers faced by people living in poverty are disproportionately experienced by women and girls.  Gender discrimination at home and in school has led to approximately half of all girls in Rajasthan dropping out before entering secondary school.  Among the factors that contribute to drop out is the onset of menstruation.  UNICEF studies reveal that 25% of adolescent girls in India take time off school when menstruating due to lack of sanitation facilities, 71% are unaware of menstruation until it starts, and 1 in 5 drop out of school due to menstruation. In addition, families with already strained resources tend to show preference for their sons’ uniforms and school supplies over their daughters.  

We’re partnering with Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan (RSKS) to address the unique needs of adolescent girls in Rajasthan’s Ajmer District.  Through our partnership, 1,000 girls are receiving school supplies that reduce the financial burden of attending school, including: educational materials (school bags, notebooks, pens, pencils, books), a school uniform (including shoes and socks), and a hygiene kit (sanitary napkins, bucket, soap, toothbrush). Across 40 partner schools, a total of 2,000 girls are also participating in monthly awareness and training sessions on health, menstrual hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, and gender equity.

Project Goals:

Girl Students Will Receive School & Hygiene Supplies

Girls Will Have Increased Health & Hygiene Awareness

Partner Schools Will Be Engaged

Thank you for making this possible!

Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.

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