TED NewsDesk, New York: MIT elected the ‘Empower 1.5 million girls to go to school’ solution introduced by a non-profit venture, Educate Girls, among the new Solver session at MIT Solve Challenge Finals. Massachusetts Institute for Technology initiated MIT to Solve intending to provide a platform for social change and development. The Solve’s professional evaluators nominated the debut 2020 Solver Class. More than 2,600 contestants applied from almost 135 countries.
Educate Girls is an unremunerative organization functioning in India’s rural and distant areas. It marked its place in the top seven list for ‘Learning for Girls and Women’ section. The initiative is now one of the new Solver Class of 35 tech-oriented social entrepreneurs of 2020. These entrepreneurs imply unique remedies concerning social transformation to eradicate global issues. The solution explicitly talks about 2020’s challenge to enable quality education for unnoticed female section of the society and to provide them with opportunities to achieve their goals.
“Our program model is focused on behavioral, social, and economic transformation to ensure all girls get access to quality education. We leverage advanced analytics and community outreach to ensure higher enrolment, retention, and improved learning outcomes for out-of-school-girls,” said Safeena Husain, Founder of Educate Girls.
In the last 13 years, since its establishment in 2007, Educate Girls has proved itself immensely performative in the admission of those girls who could never go to a school or in re-enrollment of the drop-outs. It has recalled the attention of these girls towards mainstream learning. Besides, in collaboration with the Government and Team Balika, institutional volunteers, it functions in schools across the state of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
With a range of notable works in the educational field, Educate Girls has gained wider recognition owing to its success at the first Development Impact Bond. Moreover, it is Asia’s first Audacious Project. Using machine learning techniques and technological intervention start-up found that five per cent of Indian villages hold 40% of girls who do not attend schools. It is doing every bit to locate these girls, convince and enroll them to continue their education. With its remedial curriculum, the learning outcomes have increased up to 1.3 million children so far.