Case studies

Creating achievement centers to increase access to secondary school for young women

Deloitte United States: Creating achievement centers with Pratham

Education is a foundational tool in breaking cycles of poverty and unemployment, but for many young women in India, this opportunity does not exist. According to UNICEF, more than eight million children, a large portion of them girls, did not attend school in 2009. To help address this issue, Pratham USA is launching achievement centers in India focusing on secondary education for girls. The achievement centers enable disenfranchised teenage girls to acquire secondary school certification and develop vocational skills to help them gain employment and achieve self-sufficiency when they return to their local villages.

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