Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 150 Girls in India

 
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Feb 3, 2014

Celebrating National Girl Child Day!

Nandini, celebrating the Girl Child day!
Nandini, celebrating the Girl Child day!

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!

2013 was such an eventful year at Food For Life Vrindavan, thanks to you, our donors, and we hope 2014 will bring many more blessings! We are here to share with you some really special moments at FFLV recently.

Food for Life Documentary:

We are so excited to show you our brand new Food For Life Vrindavan Documentary. This 8 minute video will tell you who we are, what we do and about the girls that you are sponsoring! The link is attached.

Celebrating National Girl Child Day:

This year our New year gift festival coincided with India's National Girls Day. National Girls Day was inaugurated January 24 in 2009 to promote national awareness regarding the plight of females in India. Some of the problems addressed include education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection, honour, child marriage, female infanticide, etc. This day of awareness, and the timing of our pack distribution coincided perfectly. How apropos since we are becoming an all girls school!

As for the girls, they were really excited to receive their presents after waiting for so long. Shouts of joy and laughter were heard, smiles and expressions of amazement on their shining faces were seen, and the festive energy was contagiously felt.

The packs contained vaseline, woolen cap, toffees, peanuts, toys, tooth paste, tooth brush, pencils, school bag, soap, pictures etc. The girls were overjoyed!

Creating environmental awareness:

Recently, a group of Sandipani Muni School girls got together with Food For Life volunteers to do a clean-up Vrindavan day. It was very nice for everyone to participate together, using teamwork, to pick up a large amount of waste and enjoy doing it! We are hoping that by getting the girls involved in cleaning, they will see for themselves, and show to future generations, the benefits of a clean environment.

We will also be posting a new movie starring some of the girls, coming soon to the FFLV website! It depicts the fate of Vrindavan caused by the trash that continues to pile up onto the streets. The animal inhabitants of this city suffer along with the people when trash and plastic are tossed on the roads.

FFLV Rising:

Stay tuned for our big celebration coming up 14th February, 2014!! Our girls, along with other girls of the area are going out in the streets celebrating their rising and spreading awareness. We will be celebrating the 1 billion rising festival along with the whole world!

We will tell you everything in our next report, so stay tuned...

And for now, do not miss out on our new documentary! It will be worth your time. The link is below.

If you have questions or want to know more about what you've seen, please write to us.

Gift Festival: A special day for the girls
Gift Festival: A special day for the girls
Gift Distribution to the angels
Gift Distribution to the angels
School girls cleaning to spread the word
School girls cleaning to spread the word
Our Volunteers helping the girls clean
Our Volunteers helping the girls clean

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Organization

Care for Vrindavan

Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
http://www.fflvrindavan.org

Project Leader

Sri Radhika Dasi

Secretary to the Director
Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh India

Where is this project located?

Map of Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 150 Girls in India