Of the millions of children around the world who never get the
chance to attend school, two thirds are girls. Most live in poverty,
working to support their families at the expense of their own learning.
They may have never attended school or may have dropped out before
completing the primary level of education.
Join My Village and CARE India are working to open new educational
options for girls. From boarding programs for girl students to
government-run schools that serve isolated and minority communities with
low female literacy rates, we’re helping to support resources that
allow girls to continue their educations beyond primary schooling.
Join My Village currently supports an Udaan school near New Delhi
Residential Udaan "camps" such as this one provide a tight-knit
community-oriented style of education that brings students up to a
fifth-grade level in just 11 months. This accelerated learning program,
piloted and refined by CARE, targets girls age 10-14 who are at extreme
social and economic risk and who have dropped out or never attended
school. After completing the program, 89% go onto secondary school, and
Join My village supports Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalay (KGBV) schools in India
Government-run boarding schools that use a much more interactive
teaching style than traditional Indian schools. Since the students often
come from a variety of educational backgrounds, teachers must be more
flexible and creative in their approaches. And by training the teachers
how to help the girls succeed, the educators themselves also become more
confident and help encourage the girls to participate in and out of the
classroom. JMV also supports special "bridge" programs that help female
students gain important social skills, including working in groups,
problem solving, critical thinking, persistence in the face of
difficulty and respect for others and themselves. These skills help
female students transition to the KGBV schools quickly and successfully
during the first few months of enrollment. The bridge programs have been
so noteworthy that they are now mandatory in all KGBVs in Uttar
By providing educational opportunities for girls from even the most
challenging backgrounds and ensuring that teachers are prepared to
teach effectively, Join My Village and CARE are helping these girls
prepare for secondary school and a better life.
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