India holds the largest share of the global out-of-school girl population. In the last ten years, Educate Girls has designed a sustainable and scalable approach to finding and enrolling girls, and then ensuring they stay in school and learn. To date, with deep community engagement and advanced analytics, they have enabled 380,000 girls to enter the classroom and pursue an education. Educate Girls now has an audacious plan to find and enrol 1.6 million of India’s girls in just 5 years.
On 14 May 2019, the Wheeler Institute hosted Safeena Husain, founder of Indian NGO Educate Girls, in conversation with Professor Rajesh Chandy to learn about the challenges and opportunities of education for all children, especially young girls in India.