What We Do

Why educating girls is so important

  • Education gives girls the potential to earn better wages, raise healthier and more educated children, and have a voice in her community.

  • An extra year of primary school education boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10–20 percent. An extra year of secondary school adds 15–25 percent.

  • Education is associated with increased contraception use, less underage premarital sex and lower HIV/AIDS risks.

  • When a girl in the developing world receives seven years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.

  • Women invest 90 percent of their income in their households, as opposed to men’s 30-40 percent, leading to healthier, better-educated children and families.

  • Women’s labour force participation can lead to reduced poverty, greater political participation, increased agency and assertion of their rights at the household and community levels.

 

There are many barriers to educating girls. Some must work to help their families or stay home to care for younger siblings. Other girls simply don't have the money for educational fees or school uniforms. Parents and communities may not understand the importance and benefits of girls’ education, or schools may not be safe places, especially for girls and other children that experience marginalization. Early marriage practices may keep girls out of school too.

These children, who live in poor conditions, are often exposed to horrendous mental and physical deprivation and abuse. Those who survive are left to fend for themselves, with no guarantee of a safe future. Some of these children are forced to work from as young as five years of age to earn money for food and supplement the meagre family income. Attending school cannot be a priority for these children. The Mainalli School Basic Amenities project aspires to provide conditions that could potentially emancipate these children from child labour. 

The New Horizons Foundation shall leverage local expertise and partners who deliver sanitation, hygiene and other support services at the grassroots level in rural India. The partnership with Rotary International will help multiply the funds raised by NHF through matching or supporting contributions by Rotary International.

By extending support to girls in rural India and their schools, The New Horizons Foundation aims to provide sustainable and effective solutions for their development. With support through contributions and donations, we will ensure that they aren't neglected of the basic amenities of life, which are necessary for physical sustenance and for them to develop and reach their true potential.

 
Our Objective
  • Assist with identifying the cause that prevents girls from going to school.

  • Identify the cost involved to set up the infrastructure to encourage girls to attend school.

  • Infrastructure components include 

  • Identify economic barriers and other hurdles that prevent girls from attending school.

  • Explore methods to influence their families to encourage girls to go to school.

  • Provide sanitation, education aids and, adequate hygiene facilities, to encourage them to start attending schools

 

  • Identify donors and other sponsors and contributors to support the project

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