Girls Gaining Ground

Client: Bhavishya Alliance
Faculty: David Winder
Team: Amber Baker, Mutsumi Nakagami, Tara Noronha, Katherine Potaski, Emily Puckart
Year: 2010
The Capstone team performed a qualitative evaluation of Bhavishya Alliance's Girls Gaining Ground program, a pilot program to empower adolescent girls in Maharashtra, India. The team traveled to India, where it conducted site visits in Mumbai slums and rural areas of Maharashtra. Team members interviewed girls participating in the program, mothers of these girls, program facilitators, government officials, and diverse NGO staff. After completing fieldwork, the Capstone team analyzed the interviews and composed a comprehensive evaluation, highlighting the unique strengths of the program and making suggestions for improvements.