Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India

 
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Testimonial: Rau Ankush Pawar
    By - Keval Shah - Project Leader
    Beneficiary from Stitching Course Name:                  Rau Ankush Pawar Age:                      25...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    The Plight of Dalit Women
    By - Keval Shah - Project Leader
    Dear donors, My name is Keval Shah, and I thought I'd briefly take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am taking over as GlobalGiving Project Leader from Jilna, who has had this responsibility until now. I have been at Karuna for six months now, and am greatly enjoying my time here. I was fortunate enough to spend...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Manisha's story
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Manisha Kondiram Patekar Age: 17 years After finishing 12th standard, I was just at home not doing much. One of the ladies from the project came to my house one day and gave me information about the computer course. My parents allowed me to do it – I was really happy, because it had been my dream to learn how to use...
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    • pjhooper
      pjhooper This year my husband and I gave gifts to our family by donating to various projects at Global Giving. So it's wonderful to be able to share these updates and reports with the family members who received these gifts. Thanks for keeping us informed and for all the wonderful work you are doing throughout the world.
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    • Jilna
      Jilna Thank you. What a lovely choice of gift for your family members!
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Stitching a new life
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Rajiya, 18 years old I was really happy to learn sewing at the project. The course really has changed a lot in my life. Before joining the class, I didn’t have confidence in my stitching skills. By joining the class, not only did I get skills, but I got confidence too. Before joining the course I was very shy and...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Reflections from Amrapali
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Hi! I am Amrpali staying at Bhim Ngar and regularly coming for women`s empowerment project`s life skill class.  I get knowledge and information from this project that even I am not from my mother and from my school.  We learn lots more things from this project, such as how to behave and how to take care of our...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Making girls a priority
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    The Department for International Development (DFID) in UK has just announced its Aid to India strategy. It stresses the importance of empowering girls and women in alleviating poverty in India; "Our theory of change is that bringing assets, opportunities and basic services directly to women and girls can break the cycle of...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Opening up
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    It’s not only the girls who participate in the project that benefit from it – the change in the confidence, self-esteem and capabilities they experience has a wider impact on their families and those around them. A mother of one of the project girls speaks about her experience - * Savita Manic...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India has made updates to their project page.
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Courageous with Computers
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Rubina Chand Patel, Aged 17 "Before joining the computer class in Vishrantwadi, I didn't know anything about computers. They were very new to me and I felt that I'd never be able to learn. There was a real fear in my mind, but after starting to learn that fear ceased. I feel that I'm learning a new skill that is very...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Powerful (Unseen) Women
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    We're delighted to announce that Karunaprabha, leader of this project, has been successfully nominated for One World Action's 100 Powerful (Unseen) Women award. The women come from over 40 countries and have all contributed to positive social change on either a grassroots or global level. To learn more about this...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India has received 36 donations
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    'I am very happy now'
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Shilpa's Story - aged 20 years Once there was a survey in my community. Through that survey I have came to know about this class. I have decided to join the class and to learn the sewing skills. I left the school in 6th STD and after that did not join any course. But now I have completed the course successfully. The...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    "I want to help those who are like my past"
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Interview with Karunaprabha, project leader - whose life parallels that of the girls that she works with.  Background Karunaprabha is 47-years old.  She grew up in a village called Kanyashala.  She is the middle child of 6 siblings.  When she was 8, her mother died in a rural hospital, 6 months after...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Bright Futures
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Shilpa Pawale shares her feelings about how the project has impacted on her life; “I am Shilpa, living with one family for domestic work. I don’t have father and my mother is staying far away from me for her job purpose she is also doing daily wages work. Where I stay with family there I do all household...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    A rough deal for girls
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Recent research by UNICEF verifies how girls in India face a rough deal when compared to boys. Here are some key findings from a recent uncef report -  "Almost 47 percent of the girls in the age group of 11 to 19 years are underweight in India, which is the highest in the world," says the report which considered three...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Adolescence in India
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I came across some insightful information on a UNICEF blog about adolescents in India. Here are some interesting facts from that blog: * India has the highest adolescent population in the world * It is still the case that boys enjoy a higher quality of adolescence than girls * The biggest health problem for Indian female...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Big Challenges
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Karunaprabha, leader of the project in Pune tells us about the biggest challenges that she and her team have faced when working to empower the girls - Question: What have been the biggest challenges for you in your work? Answer: In the age group that we work with, girls rarely go out of the house- they aren't allowed....
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Big changes
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I thought it'd be interesting to get Karunaprabha (the leader of this project in Pune) to share her thoughts about aspects of the project. She kindly answered a series of questions for me, which I'll be sharing with you in the next few weeks!  Question: What do you see as the biggest successes that you have seen in...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    A message from Pranali
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    A message to you, from Pranali    Name: Pranali Mahendra Khandagale. Education: 10th STD Age: 15 years. My Feelings: Before joining life skill class I was very introverted and shy. I did not feel comfortable to go out of the house and mix with other girls. After joining the class, I...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Changing minds
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I read an article recently by UNICEF exactly about Adolescent Girls' Empowerment clubs in India. It made me understand that projects like ours are on the rise and are making real in-roads all throughout India. The article reaffirmed to me that if long-term poverty, inequality and gender discrimination are to be...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    The sky's the limit
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    When I was in India visiting the project, I got to speak to Shubanghi who has been going to sewing classes run by the project. I was quite amazed by how much impact learning this skill seemed to have had on her life. What remains strong in my mind is her drive and enthusiasm when she spoke about her ideas about...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    I am courageous now
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    Jyoti's story shows how this project is slowly but surely creating a new generation of empowered young women -   Jyoti Tusamad, Aged 15 years (participant of Life Skills class) One day Dr. Mune madam came to my house and gave information to my mother about the life skills class and asked her to...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    'I can stand on my own two feet now'
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I'm back at the Karuna office now in London and have just managed to go over my notes from my visit to the project. I was lucky enough to meet Sonali and her family at her home and she shared some of her experiences with me. I went with Karunaprabha, the leader of the project - she was very handy as my Hindi is not...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    My first visit to Vishrantwadi
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    I’ve just got back a few hours ago from my first visit to the project in Vishrantwadi. Wow. Reading about it on paper and seeing it on the ground in action are two very different things. I just wanted to share my feelings, as I’ll write a more detailed report and share the stories of the girls that I met when I...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Realising the reality of Empowerment
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    The reality  know that I take the level of control that I have over my own life for granted. For me, it’s not the absence of options, but having too much choice that’s often the problem. I can find it difficult to imagine what it must be like to feel that you have no choice, to have your future is...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Girjia's gratitude
    By - Jilna Shah - Project Leader
    A recent testimonial from Girjia, one of the many girls reaping the benefits of this project: Name: Girjia Hosmani, 22 years old. Community: Burma cell I am Girija staying at Burma cell. My personality is somewhat introverted. I never shared or opened myself up in front of anybody before I joined this life skill class....
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India has received 25 donations
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    "I dare!"
    By - Steven Murdoch - Project Manager
    Hi, I am very pleased to report that thanks to your generosity, we have now raised over $1,000 for girls living in very difficult circumstances in slums in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Please be assured that your donation is having a dramatic impact. It would not be an overstatement to say that this project is life...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Thanks from girls of Pune. You're creating good!
    By - Steven Murdoch - Project Manager
    Hi, I am writing to say thanks so much for all your support in allowing this project to go ahead. Your generosity is helping adolescent girls have a voice, gain confidence and escape the poverty of slums in Pune, Maharashtra. Contrary to popular perception, Maharashtra is one of India’s poorest states, behind only...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India posted a progress report
    Update on Shivani and Preeti
    By - Robert Beard - Dr Manda Mune. Progress on Shivani and Preeti
    The following project update is from some of the beneficiaries. It lets us know some of the activities that people have been engaged in and how this has been of help. 1) Testimonial Name of beneficiaries: - Shivani Dhende Name of community: - Shanti Nagar I am a student living in the slum of Shanti Nagar...
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 5 years ago
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  • Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India has received 4 donations
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Organization

Karuna Trust

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

Project Leader

Steven Murdoch

Staff Member
London, UK United Kingdom

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