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Lend A Hand India

New York, New York

Lend A Hand India was awarded $525,000 between 2013 and 2016, including 2 grants in Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries.


2016 • 1 year 9 months • Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Established in 2004, Lend-A-Hand India (LAHI) aims to create better access to education, vocational training and entrepreneurial opportunities for Indian youth. This award builds on the success of LAHI's previous work on developing an experiential model for teaching employer-relevant skills in secondary schools in Gujarat, and in other states. In 2015, the Government of India's Ministry of Human Resources Development endorsed this model of a secondary school vocational education, and this final award will provide general operating support to enable LAHI to advocate and leverage public support for the scaling up of the curriculum in multiple states.


2013 • 4 years • Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Lend-A-Hand India (LAHI), an NGO that focuses on in-school jobs-skills training, will bring an experiential, in-school model for teaching employer-relevant skills to secondary schools in Gujarat, with a special focus on girls. Taking the needs of rural populations into consideration, the LAHI curriculum introduces students to theory and practice on subjects such as basic engineering, energy, environment, agriculture, animal husbandry, and home and health science, with the goal of preparing them for the job market or for further training once they leave secondary school.
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