Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal

 
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal has received 13 donations
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $829 from an original funding goal of $10,000!
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal has made updates to their project page.
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    Soma's Story
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I am Soma Pramanik and I am 13 years old. I am studying in Class VII. Three years back when I was a student of Primary school I learnt so many things from my mother. These include doing household work, cooking, working in paddy field, sowing, fetching water to cultivated field, boiling paddy to make rice, etc. In fact this...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    Bagging a brighter future
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Madina Khatoon is ten years old. She has 3 brothers. Her father died of Tuberculosis when she was seven years old. Her father was a daily wage earner and they all lived in a dilapidated hut. Her father did not leave any money for them to survive upon. Madina’s mother, Tazmira Bibi does not have any skills to earn....
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    Ending Child Marriage
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I was pleased to come across this story on the Guardian Online (http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/mar/03/ending-child-marriage-india-health/print). By supporting this project, you are helping girls like Sughandha. ....... Sugandha is conducting a session on raising awareness about the perils...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    A view from the ground
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Mina, project leader on the ground explains the crucial role that volunteers of Nishtha play in delivering the project’s activities – their struggle, determination, courage, and the fruits of their efforts. In Mina’s own words -  "They have taken action to improve their environment, speak up against...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    The action on the ground
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I asked Mina, the leader of the project what exactly Nishtha does on the ground - a lot more than I had previously understood. Mina gave me a detailed insight, in her own words, of what is happening on the ground:   NISHTHA Our organization Nishtha is a community based women’s organization which was born in the...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    India's missing girls
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    The Guardian recently published the following article, exposing the trend of ‘missing girls’ in India. Condemned as they are in a cultural context where girls are often viewed as a financial burden on the family, female foeticide remains rampant across India. This makes the work that this project is doing even...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    Nishtha wins Award
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    We are very pleased to hear that Nishtha, our partner in India who implements this project have one an award. The title that they won is 'Volunteer Involving NGO of the year', conferred onto them by the Appejay India Volunteer Awards 2011. In practice, this aware celebrates how Nishtha is capacity-building and entrusting...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    "It's illegal to marry a girl below 18 years"
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    One key issue that this project tackles is early marriage. You can see from the posters below that there is much effort to raise awareness about the illegality and deeply harmful consequences of early marriage.   Unfortunately, early marriage is a widespread phenomenon across India, as this article by Unicef shows...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal has received 12 donations
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    Paying it forward
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Amiya Biswas, paying it forward Amiya Biswas lives with his wife and 14 year-old boy. Amiya never used to like his wife. He was a habitual drunkard and gambler. After drinking he used to beat his wife very badly. Nishtha is all too familiar with such scenarios and has formed a women and adolescents group to fight against...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal posted a progress report
    "Puja is now back attending school..."
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Puja's story is one of breaking barriers, the barriers that continue to trap girls like her into poverty and powerlessness. Her story shows, though, that these barriers can be broken, and this project is helping to do just that. ............... "A girl of Class IX fell into a relationship with a young man. Her...
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal has made updates to their project page.
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  • Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Karuna Trust

London, England, United Kingdom
http://www.karuna.org/

Project Leader

keval shah

London, India

Where is this project located?

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