Girl children who are orphans, juvenile delinquents, bonded labourers, sex workers, refugees, children affected by HIV/ AIDS etc are often emotionally disturbed, have been physically abused and may have been involved in crimes. They fare poorly in school, physically fight to handle social conflicts and are highly likely to engage in risky behaviours such as substance use or unprotected sex. These conditions hinder their development towards becoming contributing and independent citizens.
The programme will provide arts training, lifeskills development, academic support, vocational training and livelihoods assistance. This will help them overcome depression, gain self-confidence and make successful transitions into the society.
325 girls between the ages 12 and 20 housed in Government Homes in Tamil Nadu will benefit from this program. The project will also create increased awareness among a wider public about the plight of girl children.