Education

Over 3000 girls enrolled

Free education for girls from the age of 3 to 18, whose families earn less than $13 per month

The education program of Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES) empower girls socially and economically. The main focus of the program is to encourage each girl to become an independent thinker and self-learner. There are 4 schools each affiliated by the Uttar Pradesh Board for education.

The unique model developed by PPES ensures that the girls are provided uniforms, three meals a day, free transportation and of course free education.

The curriculum includes academic education as well as personal development in areas such as human rights, women’s empowerment, art theatre, public speaking and raising their sensitivity to the environment

The school is equipped with labs to enable ‘hands on experience’ including labs for Science, English, Maths and Computer Studies

Girls are introduced to new cultures, traditions and viewpoints through student exchange programs and visits from international students to PPES. Exchange programs allow students to develop a better understanding of the world and bring PPES students one step closer to becoming global citizens

All girls are encouraged and supported to pursue further education. In 2019, 100% of girls graduating from PPES expressed a desire to advance to higher education.

Impact Report – Real change in action!

In April 2014, the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research conducted an assessment of PPES student performance compared to similar grade students in the Bulandshahar District (population 3.5 million) and Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) (population 204.2 million).

The principal findings were:

  • On 10th Grade (and 12th) U.P. State Board Exams, 100% of PPES students passed the exams, compared to 85% for Bulandshahar and U.P.
  • PPES student attendance for all grades averaged 82% compared to 62% for all girls in U.P.
  • PPES drop-out rate was 15.4% compared to 47.3% for non-PPES students in the school’s area.
  • In standardized reading and arithmetic exercises given to rural students, PPES students out-performed school averages in U.P. and all of India in everygrade level.
  • Vaccination rate among PPES graduates households is 87% compared to 29% in non-PPES households.
  • PPES student/teacher ratio was 23 compared to 42 in U.P. and 33 in all of India.
  • Fertility rate (ages 16-30 years) is 1.08 children for PPES graduates compared to 1.63 children for similar non-PPES females.
  • Despite 3 meals a day provided by the school, 66% of PPES students are underweight as measured by BMI values.
  • 18.5% of PPES graduates earn a regular monthly income compared to 5.6% for non-PPES women in the area and that income is two times greater for PPES graduates.

Pardada Pardadi greatly appreciates your past support. We cannot continue the work that the school is doing to educate and empower girls and women in rural India without you.

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