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 Education  India Project #37278

Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School

by Karuna Trust
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School
Help 3,500 Girls Like Pragati Stay In School

Summary

In the poorest parts of India, adolescent Dalit girls face the double barriers of caste and gender discrimination. This project works with partners across India to keep young girls out of arranged marriages and safely in school. Your donation will help buy school supplies, fund educational hostels and create community groups to ensure that girls are protected and safe to continue their education.

$5,000
total goal
$4,759
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Many adolescent girls in the poorest parts of India are socially destined to become teenage wives, effectively property of the husband's family, spending their lives as household labourers where systematic physical and sexual abuse is common. Financially struggling parents often feel obligated to prioritise the education of their sons - meaning their daughters too often get left behind.

Solution

Your donation provides school materials and support groups that their parents are not able to provide. For girls who cannot access quality education locally, our residential hostels provide holistic education in a safe and nurturing environment to give young women from extremely poor backgrounds the tools they will need to build an independent future for themselves and become leaders.

Long-Term Impact

You will be helping Karuna to continue working directly with schools to create girls' groups; they can then travel together safely and learn about other topics like women's health, which can be difficult to access in rural India. We help create groups for the parents too, ensuring education is prioritised. Alumni from our hostels continue into further education and professional jobs, thus transforming the lives of their family and establishing themselves as strong community leaders.

Resources

http:/​/​www.karuna.org/​

Organization Information

Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Suddhaka Clark
London, England United Kingdom

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