Secondary Government Schools
Educate Girls Globally (EGG) partners with government schools to empower girls through education. With EGG’s unique approach, girls stay in school longer, score higher in exams and are more likely to graduate from twelfth grade. This research brief explores the changes in the schools’ environment after adopting EGG’s two-year program. What led to the rise in girls’ enrollment, engagement and achievement in school? How do the program and “control” schools compare? Download the research brief to learn more.
School Management Committees Show Greater Accountability
School Management Committees (SMCs) in EGG schools represent elected leaders who invest more time and resources in their schools, teachers and girl students.
- 100% of SMC leaders in EGG schools are elected, rather than appointed, compared to 34% in control schools. This leads to more qualified leaders and stronger community accountability.
- EGG schools prepared and completed more action plans, compared to control schools.
- A higher percentage of SMC leaders in EGG schools participated in training.
- SMCs in EGG schools raised 54% more in funds than the control schools, allowing them to add new improvements to their schools.
Girls Parliament Raises Self-Esteem And Prepares Leaders
As part of EGG’s program, Girls Parliament is set up in every school and is available to all female students as a leadership and support program.
- Girls receive leadership and important life skills training as well as develop self- confidence to speak out and stand up for their rights.
- GP Ministers are elected and responsible for building and leading teams on safety, health, sanitation, science, culture, sports and environmental impact.
- Girls in EGG schools report enormous gains in attendance, self-esteem, health awareness, life skills, safety and commitment to education.
Teachers Are More Willing To Spend Time With Students
Teachers at EGG schools work much more closely with girls, and more girls actively seek their help with lessons and other interests from writing to debating.
- 58% of girls in EGG schools report they attended remedial classes and their teachers were willing to help them with their studies. This compares to only 32% of girls in the control schools.
- In EGG schools, 95% of girls say teachers help them with outside interests like writing and debating, compared to 72% of girls attending control schools.
- All girls in EGG schools say their teachers often use creative teaching aids. Fewer girls (80%) in non-EGG schools reported that their teachers do.
Students Have Greater Access To Learning Tools
EGG schools report larger supplies of books, technology and equipment for students.
- EGG schools have 92% more computers than!control schools (320 to 167), with 44% of girls using them in EGG schools compared to only 25% in control schools.
- EGG schools have 66% more library books than control schools. In the 2014-15 year, EGG schools also purchased 46% more books than the control schools.
- Over one quarter of EGG schools have physics and chemistry labs for students compared to 8% of control schools.
Egg Schools Are More Likely To Be ‘Girl Friendly’
EGG’s program leads to greater sensitivity towards gender issues and the needs of girls. Schools create “girl-friendly” learning environments that keep girls enrolled and engaged in school.
- EGG schools have 41% more approved teachers compared to control schools;plus, 36% vs. 17% are women respectively. The percentage of female teachers who are hired is also higher in EGG schools.
- More EGG schools have private girls’ toilets with water and trash cans.
- 78% of EGG schools have trash cans in toilets for girls to dispose their sanitary napkins. Fewer control schools (69%) have the same facilities so that over half of girls must carry used sanitary napkins home.
- In EGG schools, 60% of girls are in school during their periods compared to 54% of girls from control schools who attend classes.
Other Research Findings
Secondary School Research
In a comparison of baseline (2013) and endline (2015) results from the two-year secondary education program in Uttarakhand, India, school officials reported that girls stay in school longer, score higher in exams and are more likely to graduate from twelfth grade. Learn more about these findings.