Across India girls are not always educated and many have minimal understandings of their own rights. Estimates show that for every 100 girls in rural India, only 1 reaches class 12.
Educated girls have the unique ability to bring unprecedented social and economic changes to their families and communities: reducing birthrates and child mortality, improving family health, reducing political extremism and violence against women and increasing both family and national income. Additionally, educating girls accelerates overall literacy: mothers with a primary school education are five times more likely to send their children to school.
Hundreds of organizations in India work in the area of girls’ education, but few are as cost effective and scalable as FEGG. FEGG is determined to influence behavioral change in communities and policy change with government and in five years, provide 5 million girls with a quality education and leadership training.