Buds of Christ aims at educating and protecting rural orphan girls until 21 years where girl children are neglected and exploited physically and sexually. This project helps the orphan girls to make clear decisions, support their education and set goals for their future.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Orphan Girl Children are most vulnerable in poor families in Namakkal district. Rising up girl child is considered as a burden due to dowry and gender discrimination. At early age girls are forced into marriage with older men and become young mothers shouldering responsibilities of family. Investments in girls are considered expenses in the society that makes the caretakers/widow mothers in stopping education of girl child. Buds of Christ identifies, educates and empower orphan girl children.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will help these deserving children's education, through paying tuition fees, exam and special fees, provide uniforms, text books and notebooks, stationery, school or college bags and attend life skills and value education program organised at Buds of Christ Center. The support will also enable girls to be more empowered through the life skills and value education, there by they are able to protect themselves and earn a degree that would help them make right choices.
Potential Long Term Impact
The impact of the project are that all these 100 girls are prevented from child marriages, orphan girls are protected from all sorts of abuse, empowered to make right choices, girls are empowered with a degree, pursue their dreams and come out of the cycle of poverty and abuse.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,700
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,300
Total Funding Goal: $10,000