As the most disconnected people in India adolescent girls are frequently cut off by age-old social practices, denial of rights, exclusion from key resources and the suspension of peer networks at puberty. Take schools for instance. The last national budget allocated INR 72,394 crore towardseducation but of every 100 girls enrolled in school, only one makes it to class twelve. In other words, a "build it and they will come" approach simply does not work for India's girls. Social entrepreneurs, donors and governments need to put a lot more thought into connecting girls to the rights, resources and relationships they need to thrive.