Orphan Girls Children are considered a burden in the local society. Buds of Christ aims at educating and protecting rural orphan girls until 21 years where girl children are neglected and exploited physically and abused sexually. This project helps the orphan girls to be educated so that they make right choices, and set goals for their future and pursue it.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Orphan Girl Children are most vulnerable in poor families in Namakkal district. Rising up girl child is considered as a burden due to dowry and gender discrimination. At early age girls are forced into marriage with older men and become young mothers shouldering responsibilities of family. Investments in girls are considered expenses in the society that makes the caretakers/widow mothers in stopping education of girl child. Buds of Christ identifies, educates and empower orphan girl children.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will help these deserving children's school and college education, through paying tuition fees, exam and special fees, provide uniforms, text books, stationery, school/college bags. These girls also attend life skills and value education program organised at Buds of Christ Center. The support will also enable girls to be more empowered, there by they are able to protect themselves, graduate and find a job that would help them make right choices in life.
Potential Long Term Impact
The impact of the project are that all these 100 girls are prevented from child marriages, orphan girls are protected from all sorts of abuse, all complete schooling, and empowered to make right choices. Girls are empowered with a degree, pursue their dreams and come out of the cycle of poverty and abuse.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,174
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $30,101
Total Funding Goal: $38,275