In the world, 129.2 million girls are out of school.In Southern Asia, girls are disadvantaged for almost all levels of education.The Coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a huge impact on them, with an increased risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and forced marriage.The economic hardships caused by the crisis will likely induce some families to invest less in girls' education beside increasing their domestic and caring responsibilities. The project take place in India and Bangladesh
As a consequence of lockdown, the economy of workforce from informal sector has affected very badly:loss of employment especially in private sector,closure of many small-scale industries,increase of the essential goods prices. The lockdown will continue util the 3 of may at least.These next 3 weeks are crucial to avoid a wide stage of community spreading. With reduced to no income food still remains the biggest problem; most families are not able to eat more than once a day
To prevent the virus spreading the project will raise awareness on good hygiene practices and support the most vulnerable households with food distributions so that on one side they are in better health and on the other they can stay at home. Moreover, this support will ease the families' constraints, enable a contact with them to understand if there are child protection risks and therefore reduce the risk of girls dropping out of education
The aim of the project is to reduce the lockdown effects on community in terms of social and economic issues in order to prevent the virus spreading but also to avoid child protection risks such as early pregnancies, child marriage or school drop out and, in larger terms, the outbreak of violence that may take place in case basic needs are not covered.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Mission Bambini today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.