While our main focus is on reducing child mortality, we are planning an education project that will be provided to the control villages in the CHAMPION trial. The interventions are aimed to improve the educational outcomes and social standing of girls in communities where they are traditionally treated as second class citizens compared to boys. The specific measures include an additional daily 90 minutes of training in reading, writing and mathematics. We will also provide material support, such as books and uniforms, to the girls in order to help ensure that they can go to school. After three years we will compare the test scores of girls that received this support to boys in the same regions, and also to girls and boys in control regions where no children received such support.
Children in school in Hyderabad

Women and girls in India

Education and material support for girls aged 6-9 in tribal regions of Andhra Pradesh