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" Educate and Empower 100 urban slum girls"



In slums, children, especially girls, have limited access to formal education. Families have little motivation or mean to send their children to school due to poverty. Non Formal Education Centers (NFC) provide a bridge to education through vocational and life skills training for older children especially girls (15 years and above) . The project presented here will provide for the establishment and running of one Learning Center (for vocational & life skills training) for 1 year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The state run schools across India suffer from lack of resources, capacity and motivation for poor slum families to send their children to school. Slum girls are especially vulnerable, far fewer girls enroll in schools; more than 55% drop out due to conservative attitude and poverty; women and girls have much lower literacy rates and have little chances to breaking their poverty cycle. Gender discrimination and lack of facilities & awareness are the root cause for such shocking condition.

How will this project solve this problem?

Since 2007, IDF works with govt. schools and communities in providing basic services, i.e. supporting school infrastructure, enhancing quality education, Gender equality and spreading awareness. The project will provide for establishing and running of one Non Formal Education Center in the urban slum of Agra for one year with a total cost of $ 20,000. This Center will educate & empower 100 adolescent Girls & Women through education and skills training for dignified living.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will empower adolescent girls and provide them the educational skills and personal confidence to find decent work and lead a meaningful lives. # 100 girls will receive education and skills trainings during the entire project # This project will educate and give employment opportunity to beneficiaries for their financial sustainability # This project will promote Gender Equality at family and community level. # Provide Opportunity for social entrepreneurship

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Indian Dreams Foundation

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Project Leader

Punit Asthana

Agra, Uttar Pradesh India

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