NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Educate Girls Globally (EGG), a world leader in promoting community empowerment to effect transformational changes in girls' education, has officially signed on as a member of the Global Partnerships Forum (GPF), leaders from the organizations announced today.
"GPF convenes the greatest minds and the most effective organizations to tackle the world's significant problems – to be able to share ideas with such an extraordinary group of individuals and organizations is an honor and a privilege," said A. Lawrence Chickering, Founder and President of Educate Girls Globally, which has successfully implemented community-based education-reform models in two states of India, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, and served more than 300,000 girls.
In joining GPF, an organization that brings together public and private entities to address the greatest of global challenges, EGG will share its experiences of empowering communities to take informal ownership of government schools while learning best practices from organizations all over the world.
"EGG's focus on improving the quality of education, especially for girls, in developing countries by working with governments and civil society organizations to create a sense of ownership and empowerment, serves as a great model for others," said Amir A. Dossal, Founder and chairman Global Partnerships Forum. "Mobilizing communities -- including parents, teachers, government departments and, more importantly, children -- to be part of the inner-core education circle, creates a sense of true ownership, and recipe for sustainable development."
Just more than two months ago, EGG expanded from Asia to the African continent, by signing a two-year partnership with Africare to plan and ultimately implement a community empowerment model for education reform in African schools. In India, EGG's programs increased community involvement, engaged girls as active participants in promoting change, empowered and trained teachers, and fostered practical plans to help schools reach and teach disadvantaged girls.
"I couldn't think of a better match than these two organizations," said Joelle Wyser-Pratte, a board member of Educate Girls Globally who is also a member of GPF's Advisory Board. "With so much intelligence, drive and determination among members of both groups, there is nothing they can't accomplish.
Educated Girls Globally works towards improving girls' enrollment, retention and academic performance in government schools by leveraging existing community and government resources. For more information visit www.educategirls.org
Global Partnerships Forum brings together leaders from the public and private sectors to address global challenges, through mutually beneficial partnerships. For more information of about the Global Partnerships Forum, visit www.partnerships.org/
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