Educating girls can bring tremendous socioeconomic dividends in developing countries. According to UNICEF’s Global Partnership for Education, “educating girls…tackles the root causes of poverty.” Several other studies have found that children of educated mothers are likely to have a higher performance in school and earn more in the future. British Council while keeping in mind these SDG’s EDGE programme aims to contribute to reducing gender disparity.
The programme has been designed with the objective of improving girls’ English and digital skills in marginalised communities; and enhancing girls’ agency and autonomy within the family and community. This baseline study measures the initial status of the peer group leader’s (PGLs) and participants of the Kishori Clubs of target areas before the implementation of the EDGE programme.