big Why? our mission and purpose

We believe the education of rural village females is vital to creating a community of educated women who will be positive role models and leaders in their villages and surrounding communities.

We stand as an organization of members committed to combating issues that challenge the positive development and empowerment education of these rural village females. 

Mission: EDGE wants to provide a safe and sustainable environment where each girl from Nuapali, Odisha school will be educated, equipped and empowered.  

Vision: Each rural village girl will lead her own productive life.


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We collaborate with the schools founders, staff and teachers to determine funding priorities that will best serve the education and development of female students.

We are assessing the needs of students so that we can support their educational pursuits and determination to become educated women of their society.

It's our goal to help fund the school, so that these girls can help change the trajectory of their communities.  


  • Adequate salaries for school teachers. Our goal is to reach $200 per month.

  • Additional qualified teachers to teach a wider variety of subjects.

  • Reliable access to electricity for daily purposes.

  • Consistent access to internet to access online resources.

  • A residential school to be built on the 35 acres of land that has been purchased for this purchase.


  • A spare uniform has been provided for each student, so they no longer need to wash the same one daily.

  • Water bottles have been provided for each student, so they can have easier access to clean drinking water. Donated by the Women’s Writing Pilgrimage of Appalachian State University.

  • Backpacks have been provided for each student.

Who do we serve?

We serve rural village girls, 10 – 17 years old, from Bargarh district who come from surrounding villages near Nuapali, Odisha, India.  These girls attend free education six days a week, from Monday through Saturday, 9:45 am - 4:00 pm, at Navaprabhat Kanya Gurukul school founded in 2011.

The villagers want a residential school for all 41 girls, so that they can further their education, enter the work force, and help end poverty cycles.



We chose the location of Bargarh district, near Nuapali, Odisha, India. This area has had droughts for about the last fifteen years leading many of the farming families to live in poverty.   Moreover, this state has a high illiteracy rate and many villages do not have access to a free education that is genuinely supporting their growth and development.


Your donations allow us to provide young girls in India with the education and tools they need to build a better life for themselves and for their communities. 

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