Our Vision

Empowering Education
for Every Girl

Ugam Education Foundation

Ugam Education Foundation (UEF) is a not for profit organization registered under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013. 

Ugam envisions a world where outcomes and experiences of education are meaningful for all.

Mission: is to ensure that girls experience an empowering education and become role models and community leaders, through individual, institutional and systemic change by creating model KGBVs.


Our Focus

Adolescent girls, KGBV Schools, Education Systems and Communities in Jharkhand

Our Aim

Empowering individuals and systems through enhancement of:
Shiksha (learning),
Shakti (wellness) and
Abhivyakti (voice and agency) 

Our Approach

Listen. Understand. Engage. Participate. Co-create. Implement. Reflect.  

Where we work

Jharkhand: created in 2000 this beautiful state is in eastern India.

Comprises of 24 districts with a largely rural population.

19 of its 24 districts are Aspirational Districts.

What is Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas?

The Central government of India runs residential schools for girls from grade 6 to grade 12. Priority is for girls from marginalised groups to support completion of secondary schools

There are 204 KGBVs and 57 JBAVs (Jharkhand Balika Awasiya Vidyalayas – run by Jharkhand State along same lines as KGBVs) in Jharkhand.

Each school with a hostel building and a school building for the girls.

Reach & Impact





UN SDG Goals

Our work aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals: