Wishing you and your families a very prosperous and joyful Diwali. May this festive season bring you health, happiness and success.
The last quarter was an eventful one . We introduced centres in the deprived and remote tribal areas of Banswara in Rajasthan and Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, in keeping with our aim to reach out to more and more out-of-school girls with quality education.
A girl who is denied education is more vulnerable to poverty, hunger and trafficking. On my recent visit to Kolkata I personally met girls who were trafficked from the Diamond Harbour Block where IIMPACT runs 60 learning centres. With our consistent efforts we managed to locate young idle girls who are now happy to come to the learning centres. Our teachers provide both the girls and their parents with comforting attention. Their parents take great comfort in the fact that their girls are secure. Your support has helped make this possible.
Attached is our quarterly review.
Here is a special report containing case studies of our girls who have overcome unimaginable hurdle in their lives.
IIMPACT believes that each girl has the potential to be literate regardless of her social and economic background. This Quarterly Report depicts, through examples, how the self-esteem and confidence of our girls is gradually built up. The girls are ever eager to showcase all that they have learnt. Most importantly, we see a reduction in the instances of early marriages in the villages where we work.
Your meaningful support has helped us break the vicious cycle of poverty and inequity. Thank you for your constant encouragement.
Enjoy reading their stories!
Greetings from IIMPACT !
With your support in 2013 -2014, we were able to reach out to a large number of out of school girls , with your support we have increased our footprint.
The strengthened support of our donors has enabled us to provide education to over 38,000 girls in ten states of India. These are the states where we still find a significant number of out of school girls.
Our sincere thanks to our supporters who share our passion for the cause of girl child education.
We are pleased to share with you our latest Quarterly News - link provided below.
We look forward to your continued support of the numerous girls who inspire and energise us by their personal journey of transformation.
With Best Wishes
IIMPACT currently runs 926 learning centers with over 32,000 girls. We continue to see the fruits of the efforts made over the previous years with your generous continued support. We sincerely thank you on behalf of our Board, staff, girls enrolled in the learning centres and the community that we serve.
The attached report is focussed on the Training Workshops conducted at our project sites, the emphasis this time round was on training the trainers.
We take pride in mentioning that a large number of our supporters took time out to visit their respective sponsored learning centres across our project locations over the last few months.
Our young interns, Ananya, Avi and Anvay have also been associated with IIMPACT and have been working with utmost passion and dedication. All of them in the age group of 12 to 14.
Please watch this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9kNJTe0YRg--.
We look forward to another successful and 'IIMPACTful' year ahead and thank you once again for your continuous support.
With Best Regards
Young Mirai Patel has been associated with IIMPACT for the last 5 years. It was Mirai who galvanized students while in Grade 4 in Junior School in San Diego to raise funds and support an IIMPACT Learning Centre. Their sponsored Learning Centre, 'Diegueño Daughters', has now been up and running since Mirai was in 4th grade!
Mirai’s support has grown with each passing year. Now in class 9 at Pacific Ridge School in the U.S., Mirai continues to inspire her peers. She has founded an organization of her own - “A Million Knots” and has raised funds to sponsor an additional IIMPACT Learning Centre!
” In A Million Knots, we make and sell bracelets to raise funds to sponsor a school in India. When I was in 8th grade, during Pacific Ridge School Fall Fest, we were able to sell almost all of the bracelets my school friends and I had made. We raised almost $600! I then raised another $1,100 for the cause at a community tennis event in Orange County with the help of my cousin Akshay Patel So now we have over $4000 needed to fund the school for at least two years. I am thankful that I have friends who have supported me along the way and parents who support and inspire me to give back” says Mirai.
We at IIMPACT applaud Mirai’s highly commendable efforts and achievements. It is truly inspiring to see an increasing number of youngsters take up IIMPACT's cause with great passion.
We look forward to your continued support which will help us in our mission to free more girls from the shackles of illiteracy.
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