Help Educate Underprivileged Girls on a Trip to India with the Kiran Anjali Project

There may be nothing more rewarding than the chance to empower young girls to climb out of poverty. On our inspiring 10-day tour of India, participants learn about the important work of the Kiran Anjali Project, whose mission is to help underprivileged girls in India get a good education.

The power of educating girls has a huge impact on all of society, particularly in developing countries where 31 million girls of primary school age are not enrolled in school. The positive impact of girls’ education has been shown to transcend generations, resulting in better health outcomes among women, their children, and eventually their grandchildren. For example, girls who receive an education marry later, have fewer children, and are more likely to seek healthcare for themselves and their children.

To learn more, we share this 2013 UNESCO report which reveals some important facts about the educating girls, which we have also highlighted below.

If girls stayed in school beyond grade 7, they would be:

  • More likely to marry 4 years later

  • Less likely to die in pregnancy/childbirth

  • More likely to have an average of 2.2 fewer children

  • More likely to have healthier children

  • More likely to send their children to school

Would you like to directly help a girl attend school in India, where there is a great need? The Kiran Anjali Project is a Washington State-based nonprofit that partners with existing charities in India working to educate some of that country’s poorest children. Two of the organization's important projects include:

Baale Mane is a long-term home for over 50 vulnerable girls ages 7 – 21 in a village outside Bangalore. Many of the girls are orphans or have been rescued from child labor, domestic violence, living on the streets, or dangerous family situations. Baale Mane provides a safe and loving environment for the girls, enrolling them in local schools.