The vision of the Girls Education Movement (GEM) is to spark change and transform the lives of girls, families and entire communities in India by the education and empowerment of these female students.Perhaps the most obvious of the advantages of girls’ education is the potential for economic development. Research has found that educated girls’ are less likely to support terrorism and militancy than men of the same education level. Educated girls and women are less likely to be victims of domestic violence. Girls’ education decreases child marriage. They are always with their family in every walk of life. The growth of a country depends on girls’ education.
Our mission is to mobilize and motivate girls deprived of education, from economically and socially backward rural areas of India and put them firmly on the track of literacy through access to quality primary education, as well as school and lifestyle supplies. GEM is an initiative of our founder, Sanjiv Joshi who believes that when you educate a girl, you empower a nation.
Literacy is the primary building block for poverty reduction and human development. It provides a window of opportunity for effective social and economic growth. India still harbors pockets of very low levels of female literacy. This disparity is acute in the enrolment of girls in minority groups. For example, in Uttar Pradesh, 31% of all the girls in the age group of 6-14 are still out of school.
As you read this, the lives of many girls are being transformed, However there are countless others still waiting for the opportunity to study.
How can you make a difference?
You can sponsor four girls to be educated in public school by donating just $25.00 per month.
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Simply click on the Donate Now button and set up a monthly payment to be debited to your Visa or MasterCard credit card automatically. You can cancel at any time by emailing us at (email@example.com)
You can even choose to dedicate the school to a loved one – simply email us using the email address listed above with details. We can arrange for you and your family to visit your own sponsored school and see the difference your generosity is making to the lives of these girls!