Girl children are considered a burden. Poor families do not spend on educating girls as they feel girls will get married and leave offering no returns to their family. Hence girls end up working as child labor or get married at an young age resulting in teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, domestic violence, poor healthcare etc. But studies have shown that girls will invest 10-20 times their income for their family and community. Empowering girls will build caring families and vibrant communities.
We have been sponsoring education of girl children since 2000. Our beneficiaries have obtained gainful employment after education, creating a bright future for themselves as nurses, nutritionists, doctors, teachers etc. They continue to support their families educating their brothers & sisters, taking care of their parents. They marry at the right age, have fewer children, financial security and help the community with their knowledge, better healthcare practices & being role models for others.
A community of educated girls will transform society by preventing issues of child marriage, child labor, female infanticide, sexual abuse, domestic violence, poverty etc and promoting improved healthcare, hygiene, financial stability, family support etc. An educated girl will be a role model for other girls in her community. A society that respects girls and recognises their contribution will create a stronger nation. We envision a nation where all girls are educated, respected and recognised.
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