India represents one of the most adverse sex ratios (983 females:1000 males). This reflects undesirable reversal of the norms of nature also leading to further inequalities in health, education, etc
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In India, the arrival of a baby girl calls for mourning rather than celebration. Abandoning them at birth or marrying them off as children is a common practice. Looked upon as huge economic burdens, it is hardly surprising that many Indian families don't see the point in investing in their education.Often the girl child does not have opportunities like school education, health advisory,etc dealing instead with more complex factors like early marriage, dowry, young motherhood, infanticide, etc
How will this project solve this problem?
Successful education of the girl child has been repeatedly acknowledged as an effective mechanism to break this inter generational cycle of poverty, myths, social norms and social evils.
Potential Long Term Impact
Through this project we seek to provide girls with opportunity to study and grow to achieve independence in thought and action from lifelong abuse and exploitation. this will enable changing of attitudes and breaking of gender base biases.
Total Funding Received to Date: $25
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 $25 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.