Scholarship for Girls Living in Poverty

In the Marathwada region of rural India, gender discrimination is common and wide-spread. Many young girls and women are subjected to a backward cultural and economic systems that do not value their contribution to the workforce. With many parents unwilling to spend money on their girls’ education, and a median marriage age of 20 years old, the percentage of young women who enroll in college or professional courses is frighteningly low. 

Scholarships for young girls will help end education inequality in rural India

Highlights

  • $130

    Funds Raised
  • $10,870

    Need to Raise
  • 3

    Total Donors
  • -14

    Days Until Launch
  • $11,000 Fundraising Goal

  • Aug 01, 2020 Est. Project Launch Date

  • 40 Beneficiaries

  • $275 Cost Of Impact Per Person

This project will only be funded if it reaches a minimum of $2,750 by Aug 31st, 2020 11:59 PM EDT.

Project Details
The Problem

The Marathwada region has one of the lowest ratios of boys to girls (859 girls per 1,000 boys) in India. With a culture of gender discrimination that favors boys over girls, the professional future for young girls in rural India is frankly pretty dim. Most will be married off by the time they are 20, and many parents are unwilling to spend money providing education for their daughters.

Participation of women in the workplace is minimal and limited to low paying, unstable jobs. Without access to quality primary and secondary education, these girls will not have the opportunity to pursue higher education or secure the quality jobs that empower them socially and economically.

The Solution

Educational scholarships give girls the chance for a better future. Support for this cause will give 40 young girls the opportunity to attend the Jnana Prabodhini Harali-run school for free.

For the past 25 years, Jnana Prabodhini Harali has provided high-quality primary and secondary education to rural children, worked on gender issues through special programs for adolescent girls, provided shelter for vulnerable women and skills-training programs for women’s Self Help Groups. To date, more than 2,000 girls have completed their education through Jnana Prabodhini Harali.

In addition to quality education, the scholarship recipients will also receive practical tips on hygiene, gender and sustainability issues to help further build their self-confidence. Jnana Prabodhini Harali will also engage regularly with the girls’ parents to help change their attitude towards female education.

Associated Non-Profits

Associated Service Partners

Goals & Strategy
Impact

Long-term Goal: Help girls in rural India overcome their poor socio-economic standing through improved education and self-confidence, and by changing cultural attitudes toward educating young girls

Outputs

Output 1. 40 girls receive quality education at Jnana Prabodhini Harali-run school for one year
Output 2. Parents engaged and counseled on the importance and benefits of girls’ education

Outcomes

Outcome 1. Improved overall academic performance and life skills of girls
Outcome 2. Scholarship add to federal and state financial assistance
Outcome 3. Scholarships help students have more time to focus on their studies

Goal-level Reporting Timeframe Reporting Method
Impact 2022 Observational records; Psychological tests
Outcome Nov 2020; Apr 2021 Report cards; Assessment records by teachers
Outputs Quarterly starting June 2020 School records; Photographs of activities
PROGRESS
Milestones
Name Status
Identify and select eligible girls for scholarships; Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Activities
Name Status Timeline
Survey of Harali and surrounding villages Not Started Apr 2020
Identify eligible girls for award of scholarship Not Started Apr 2020
Collect relevant documents Not Started May 2020
Conduct home visit and background checks Not Started May 2020
Meeting with parents and signing of undertaking Not Started May 2020
Start of the academic year Not Started Jun 2020
Provide books, school materials and uniforms to the girls Not Started Jun 2020
First Term finishes Not Started Oct 2020
Submit mid-term progress report Not Started Nov 2020
End of the academic year Not Started Mar 2021
Project review and submission of the Final report Not Started Apr 2021
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Scholarship for Girls Living in Poverty

Highlights

  • $130

    Funds Raised
  • $10,870

    Need to Raise
  • 3

    Total Donors
  • -14

    Days Until Launch
  • $11,000 Fundraising Goal

  • Aug 01, 2020 Est. Project Launch Date

  • 40 Beneficiaries

  • $275 Cost Of Impact Per Person

This project will only be funded if it reaches a minimum of $2,750 by Aug 31st, 2020 11:59 PM EDT.

Project Details
The Problem

The Marathwada region has one of the lowest ratios of boys to girls (859 girls per 1,000 boys) in India. With a culture of gender discrimination that favors boys over girls, the professional future for young girls in rural India is frankly pretty dim. Most will be married off by the time they are 20, and many parents are unwilling to spend money providing education for their daughters.

Participation of women in the workplace is minimal and limited to low paying, unstable jobs. Without access to quality primary and secondary education, these girls will not have the opportunity to pursue higher education or secure the quality jobs that empower them socially and economically.

The Solution

Educational scholarships give girls the chance for a better future. Support for this cause will give 40 young girls the opportunity to attend the Jnana Prabodhini Harali-run school for free.

For the past 25 years, Jnana Prabodhini Harali has provided high-quality primary and secondary education to rural children, worked on gender issues through special programs for adolescent girls, provided shelter for vulnerable women and skills-training programs for women’s Self Help Groups. To date, more than 2,000 girls have completed their education through Jnana Prabodhini Harali.

In addition to quality education, the scholarship recipients will also receive practical tips on hygiene, gender and sustainability issues to help further build their self-confidence. Jnana Prabodhini Harali will also engage regularly with the girls’ parents to help change their attitude towards female education.

Associated Non-Profits

Associated Service Partners

Goals & Strategy
Impact

Long-term Goal: Help girls in rural India overcome their poor socio-economic standing through improved education and self-confidence, and by changing cultural attitudes toward educating young girls

Outputs

Output 1. 40 girls receive quality education at Jnana Prabodhini Harali-run school for one year
Output 2. Parents engaged and counseled on the importance and benefits of girls’ education

Outcomes

Outcome 1. Improved overall academic performance and life skills of girls
Outcome 2. Scholarship add to federal and state financial assistance
Outcome 3. Scholarships help students have more time to focus on their studies

Goal-level Reporting Timeframe Reporting Method
Impact 2022 Observational records; Psychological tests
Outcome Nov 2020; Apr 2021 Report cards; Assessment records by teachers
Outputs Quarterly starting June 2020 School records; Photographs of activities
Progress
Milestones
Name Status
Identify and select eligible girls for scholarships; Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Fund scholarships for 10 girls Not Started
Activities
Name Status Timeline
Survey of Harali and surrounding villages Not Started Apr 2020
Identify eligible girls for award of scholarship Not Started Apr 2020
Collect relevant documents Not Started May 2020
Conduct home visit and background checks Not Started May 2020
Meeting with parents and signing of undertaking Not Started May 2020
Start of the academic year Not Started Jun 2020
Provide books, school materials and uniforms to the girls Not Started Jun 2020
First Term finishes Not Started Oct 2020
Submit mid-term progress report Not Started Nov 2020
End of the academic year Not Started Mar 2021
Project review and submission of the Final report Not Started Apr 2021
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