Kannamma project rehabilitates girl children rescued from exploitative situations; helps reduce depression, learn lifeskills and find employment thereby making them creative, empowered and independent
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Girl children who are orphans, juvenile delinquents, bonded labourers, sex workers, refugees, children affected by HIV/ AIDS etc are often emotionally disturbed, have been physically abused and may have been involved in crimes. They fare poorly in school, physically fight to handle social conflicts and are highly likely to engage in risky behaviours such as substance use or unprotected sex. These conditions hinder their development towards becoming contributing and independent citizens.
How will this project solve this problem?
The programme will provide arts training, lifeskills development, academic support, vocational training and livelihoods assistance. This will help them overcome depression, gain self-confidence and make successful transitions into the society.
Potential Long Term Impact
325 girls between the ages 12 and 20 housed in Government Homes in Tamil Nadu will benefit from this program. The project will also create increased awareness among a wider public about the plight of girl children.
Total Funding Received to Date: $115
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $115 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.