Educate Girls’ solution to ‘Empower 1.5M girls to go to school’ gets selected at MIT Solve’s Learning for Girls & Women Challenge 2020

– Ranks Educate Girls among the top 35 technology-based social entrepreneurs addressing global challenges through their innovative solutions for social change MUMBAI, India, Oct. 21, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Educate Girls, a non-profit organization operating in remote, rural regions of India, announced that its solution to enable ‘1.5 million girls to attend school’ has been selected as one of the 2020 new Solver classes at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals. MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, is a marketplace for innovations in social impact. The incoming 2020 Solver Class was selected by Solve’s expert judges from a pool of more than 2,600 candidates from 135 countries. In the top 7 of the Learning for Girls and Women category, Educate Girls is now in the new Solver Class of 2020 of 35 technology-based social entrepreneurs addressing global challenges with their innovative solutions for social change. Educate Girls’ solution focuses directly on this year’s challenge: How can marginalized girls and young women access high-quality learning opportunities to succeed? Safeena Husain, founder of Educate Girls, says: “Our program model focuses on behavioral, social and economic transformation to ensure that all girls have access to quality education. We use advanced analytics and community outreach to ensure higher enrollment, retention and better learning outcomes for out-of-school girls. Since its founding in 2007, Educate Girls has been bridging the gender gap and literacy in the country by leaving school girls or girls who never went back to mainstream education. They are working with the government and community volunteers called Team Balika who work in schools in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Educate Girls has received many awards for their work in education and is known for success with the world’s first Development Impact Bond and the first Audacious Project in Asia. Through technological intervention and the use of Machine Learning, the organization has identified 5% of the villages that host 40% of Indian girls who do not attend school. With a targeted approach to identify these girls , enrolling and retaining them, while continuing to learn through the curriculum, Educate Girls has r than 1.3 million children have improved so far.

About Educate Girls: Educate Girls is a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing communities for education for girls in the rural and educational disadvantaged areas of India. Educate Girls is currently working with the government and currently operating successfully in more than 18,000 villages in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. By partnering with a huge community of volunteers, Educate Girls helps identify, enroll and retain girls out of school and improve fundamental reading and math skills for all children (both girls as boys)

More information at www.EducateGirls.ngo | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog | YouTube About MIT SOLVE: Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve global problems. Solve is a marketplace for innovation with social impact. Through open innovation challenges, Solve finds incredible technology-based social entrepreneurs around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them create lasting, transformational impact. Join Solve on this journey at solve.mit.eduLogo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1317067/Educate_Girls_and_MIT_Solve_Logo.jpg Phto: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1317066/Educate_Girls_Team_Balika_jpg

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  • – Ranks Educate Girls among the top 35 technology-based social entrepreneurs addressing global challenges through their innovative solutions for social change MUMBAI, India, Oct. 21, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Educate Girls, a non-profit organization operating in remote, rural regions of India, announced that its solution to enable ‘1.5 million girls to attend school’ has been selected as one of the 2020 new Solver classes at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals.
  • Educate Girls’ Solution to ‘Enable 1.5 Million Girls to Go to School’ Selected at MIT Solve’s Learning for Girls & Women Challenge 2020
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