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Educate Girls, a non-profit organisation, working in India's rural and remote villages, recently appointed filmmakers and husband-wife duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari to their Advisory Council.
The announcement was made as part of Educate Girls' 13th Foundation Day celebrations and International Volunteers Day 2020.
Announcing the appointment, Safeena Husain, Founder of Educate Girls, said that he is thankful to both Ashwiny and Nitesh for recognising the criticality of girls' education and giving their voice to advocate for the cause, especially during the pandemic.
“I am sure that, together, we will bring a positive change in the mind-set of our rural communities on the issues of girls' education and gender equality," Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari said.
"Educate Girls has identified 5 per cent of those villages which have up to 40 per cent of India's out-of-school girls through predictive analytics and aims to connect these girls with quality education. This technology-driven endeavour has the potential to have a lasting impact as it will set off a huge multiplier effect for the generations to come. Health, nutrition, climate change, immunisation, earning potential, many positives can be achieved when girls get an education. And both of us are glad to join this mission," Nitesh Tiwari added.
Educate Girls has improved learning outcomes for over 1.3 million children since 2007, using their remedial learning curriculum. (PTI)