An Innovative Girls’ School in India

May 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

In India, an innovative program actually pays girls to stay in school.

 

“Sam Singh runs a private, all-girls institute called the Pardada Pardadi School, just a few miles from the government-run village school.

It is a world apart. The Pardada Pardadi School has a few dozen classrooms, a playground and a computer lab. Some 80 teachers help educate about 1,200 girls.

Singh, a U.S. citizen, spent his career working for the American chemical giant DuPont. He put all his savings into this school in his ancestral village and says his family thought he had ‘gone cuckoo’ when he set it up a decade ago.

It is not a typical private school. It doesn’t charge tuition — instead, it pays each student the equivalent of 20 cents a days. The students can access the money once they graduate.”

In India, Can Schools Offer Path Out Of Poverty? http://m.npr.org/news/front/126801186?singlePage=true

 

The Pardada Pardadi School blog: http://www.pardada-pardadi.blogspot.com/

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