The Girls Education Fund provides additional resources to the most marginalized families in our artisan communities in India. Support includes tuition fees, school uniforms, transportation, books, and so much more.
Why is the fund needed?
Despite recent progress in some areas of education, 41% of children in India still drop out of school before 8th grade. And for girls it’s even worse: 64% of adolescent girls are often forced to leave school early to care for younger siblings, help run the household, or for arranged marriages. It is not surprising that half of all girls 15 and older are illiterate. The bright spot is that things are beginning to improve! Last year alone, an increase in orders allowed our artisan groups to send three times as many girls to school. Thank you for making a difference for the future of gender equality in India!