Impact

Since 1992 Shadhika has helped thousands of girls realize their aspirations for a better future.

In 2013 we completed a new strategic plan and outlined the following goals and indicators to chart our impact going forward. Annually, we will be reporting on these indicators  to assess and monitor our effectiveness.

 

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5-year Goal Indicator
Support a minimum of 1,000 girls/ year Number of girls served/ by age
Directly invest in programs that support the secondary education of at-risk girls Individual retention rates over time (primary, secondary, college)Passing academic rates12th grade Graduation Rates% Admitted to post-secondary schoolsDelay in marriages and/or motherhood until age 21
Support programs focused on increasing the leadership skills for at-risk girls Leadership positions/ influence held in the communityDelay in marriages and/or motherhood until age 21
Support job training and micro-enterprise programs for at-risk young women Vocational school graduation ratesEmployment rate and/or new businesses startedDelay in marriages and/or motherhood until age 21
Invest in programs that promote gender equality and combat patriarchal practices among boys Number of boys served/ by ageChanges in behavior/ attitude towards girls by boys servedInfluence on next generation – boys and girlsChanges in parent/ community perceptions –did they enroll other children in the program?
Work in coalition with other organizations lend our support and voice to end violence against women Influence on next generation – boys and girlsChanges in parent/ community perceptionsChanges to policy and practice
Work with other organizations to lift up advances and best practices in India related to women and girls Influence on next generation – boys and girlsChanges in parent/ community perceptionsChanges to policy and practice