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Thank you for taking a stand

posted Sep 27, 2013 by Alyssa Tartaglione

Progress

It’s been 90 days since you took a stand and donated to The Global Fund for Children’s project to provide life-skills training for 340 girls in Jaipur, India. Because of you, we have been able to accomplish so much in three months time.

Every dollar you donated helped an adolescent girl learn, lead, protect her body, and be safe. Because of you, girls who live in an environment with high rates of exploitation, few educational and economic opportunities, and facing gender discrimination can now stand up for their rights.

How?

By having access to HIV education, reproductive health programming, and schooling. You are helping a girl in Jaipur, India overcome social and cultural barriers, successfully navigate the transition into womanhood, and become educated, secured, and empowered.

So far, we have increased the level of awareness among the girls on issues that are highly taboo, including reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS, and STDs. We are helping girls become economically self sustained through vocational training and through micro-loans from local banks, establishing and strengthening households one by one. We're fostering safe spaces where girls' education is a priority and gender discrimination is non-existent.

To get down to the specifics, we've hosted eight focused discussions groups for 60 adolescent girls. These discussion groups uproot the issues society has tried to hide--women's rights, HIV/AIDS, sexual health, child marriage, and violence against women.

And that's only the beginning. So far, we've provided 50 talented young girls with vocational training in carpet weaving and embroidery. That's not including the 15 girl volunteers we're training to help do the same in their community.

Risks and challenges

Illiteracy and ignorance. Those are our biggest challenges we've faced so far, and it doesn't end there. We're facing a lack of health facilities and services in and around our target villages. And of course, there's one challenge we're facing but aiming to eradicate--gender discrimination. Although these issues have arisen, the promising part is that each one of these problems can disappear with the right tools, and it's our goal to do so.

Get personal

We've been busy these past three months, and we have you to thank. Thank you for believing in our cause. Thank you for believing in girls’ rights. Thank you for taking a stand.

Next steps

The next step is to make sure we reach our target of empowering 340 adolescent girls within the next year. This means providing them with everything they deserve, and more. With your help, we are making camps and workshops, basic education, and vocational training basic rights for girls in Jaipur. Together, we are going to overcome social and cultural barriers, enabling young girls to navigate the transition into womanhood and become educated, secure, and financially empowered.

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  • Education & training
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Reproductive rights

Help 340 adolescent girls learn, lead, protect their bodies, know their rights, and be safe.

Why we care: Around the world, girls suffer from exploitation, curtailed educational and economic opportunities, lack of agency and gender discrimination.

How we're solving this: Help girls empower themselves by gaining skills to earn decent livelihoods and learn about HIV and reproductive health programming.

We will provide HIV education, reproductive health programming, and schooling to 340 girls in India to give them the opportunity to:

  • overcome social and cultural barriers,
  • successfully navigate the transition to adulthood,
  • and become educated, secure, and financially empowered.

Our project works with rural, tribal, and minority communities to build financial independence for girls and women. We aim to empower individuals, families, and communities by providing basic, non-formal education, life skills training, health and HIV education, and human rights awareness training.

This project provides innovation, learning, and visibility, three crucial components to further growth and recognition of adolescent girls’ untapped potential and basic rights in India.

Budget:

  • Camps and workshops for 340 girls (awareness programming on reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS, and women’s rights)- $3,000
  • Basic education for 340 girls- $2,000
  • Vocational training in embroidery for 100 girls- $1,000
  • Vocational training in carpet weaving for 50 girls- $250
  • Training for 50 volunteers on how to conduct community outreach, ensuring a growing number of adolescent girls are reached each year- $500
  • Salaries for 17 staff members for one year (project coordinators, teachers, tutors, and master craftsmen)- $6,000
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