ODW + RSKS
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan (RSKS) to empower adolescent girls to stay in school.
In India’s northern state of Rajasthan, 30% of people live below the poverty line. The barriers faced by people living in poverty are disproportionately experienced by women and girls. Gender discrimination has led to approximately half of all girls in Rajasthan dropping out before entering secondary school. Families with already strained resources tend to prioritize school supplies and uniforms for their sons.
Among the factors that contribute to drop out is the onset of menstruation. UNICEF studies reveal that 71% of girls in India are unaware of menstruation until it starts, 25% take time off school when menstruating due to lack of sanitation facilities, and 1 in 5 drop out of school due to menstruation. For these reasons, girls need financial and health support so that they are able to attend class and complete their studies.
ODW + RSKS
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan (RSKS) to address the unique needs of adolescent girls in Rajasthan’s Ajmer District. The RSKS team will go door-to-door to assess girls’ financial situation and living conditions. Girls at risk of dropping out of school will enroll in the “Education for Every Rural Girl” program for one year, and have the opportunity to again enroll in subsequent years if they demonstrate increased school attendance rates and academic improvement.
Through our second year of partnership, 1,000 girls will receive school supplies, uniforms and hygiene kits that reduce the financial burden of attending school. In addition, 2,000 girls from RSKS’s 40 partner schools will participate in monthly awareness and training sessions on health, menstrual hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, and gender equity.
Join us in supporting education for rural girls in Rajasthan! 100% of your donation (minus credit card processing fees) goes to the RSKS project. Your donation will be matched THREE TIMES by One Day's Wages! RSKS’s goal is to raise $12,600 in order to release ODW's contribution of $37,800, resulting in a total grant amount of $50,400.
If you prefer to make your donation by check (and avoid credit card processing fees!), please make your check payable to One Day's Wages, write "RSKS" in the memo line, and mail it to One Day's Wages, P.O. Box 17575 Seattle, WA 98127.