Prerna Girls School

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

A high school for underprivileged girls is a pioneering effort of Study Hall Educational Foundation. It started in 2003 with 80 students and four teachers. Now the school extends quality education to over 800 girls from needing background. These girls come from the neighbouring slums and communities and being compelled by their circumstances, most of them work in houses as domestic helpers. Hence the school runs during the afternoon in the premises of Study Hall at Vipul Khand. Every child is given a snack every day, it helps to boost attendance, is often a nutrient for those girls who have not been able to eat because they have just returned from work, This is provided by kind courtesy of DiDi's Foods and last but not the least, it gives the feeling that “someone cares for them”. Prerna follows the UP Board syllabus till Class VIII and then the girls appear for Class X and Class XII examination from the National Institute of Open School. We use Critical Feminist Pedagogy at Prerna Girls School to enable girls to take a feminist stance in their lives. It helps them to discover who they are, to understand the oppression they face every day and develop a deeper understanding of this subordination. Critical Feminist Pedagogy equips them to face the challenges that life is going to throw at them just because they are girls. It attempts to enable the girls to resist discrimination and rise above it. Prerna Girls School has built a curriculum around Critical Feminist Pedagogy that uses multimodal tools such as critical dialogues, drama, digital stories and, music. We urge you to be a part of this grass roots initiative to give these girls a better future.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2003 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



While our financial supporters are modest about advertising their philanthropy and do not want it to be advertised, we have a list of references with us along with details of how we spend the funds received from various quarters.

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Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • Other

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Educational Technology

  • Digital skills/literacy (including coding)

Health and childcare services

  • Referrals to health services

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • Pre-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased secondary school enrolment

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved health - other
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced child marriage