Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India

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Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India
Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 180 Girls in India

We recently organised a parent-teachers meet at the FFLV Schools and invited the parents of our school girls hoping to involve them more into their daughters’ education. The meeting was held to discuss about the students progress and performance at school.

There was a discussion between the parents and the teachers on their girl’s specific strengths and weakness in individual subjects and students discipline in classrooms.

We can see that the perception of society towards girl education is changing with every passing year. Parents are starting to take the education of their girls more seriously now. This was evident with the increase in the number of attendees(parents) to these meetings each year.

Parents expressed their happiness for having this opportunity to send their girls to school and to see the care taken by FFLV or the growth of their girls.

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On Sunday 18th November, 2018, FFLV had their alumni meet at the Sandipani Muni School. Total of 141 Alumni came together at their Alma Mater to attend the meet. The meet began with a welcome ceremony which was followed by a group dance by the ex- students of FFLV displaying women empowerment. A lot of ex-students even spoke about their school time and how it has influenced their lives in different ways. Those, who are now mothers, expressed their desire of living the school life again. A special photo slide was made on this occasion, for a trip down the memory lane. It was truly an event filled with mixed emotions. We also took this opportunity to announce about “FFLV Alumni” WhatsApp Group that will be formed by the school to keep in touch with the ex-students. Through this group, the girls can reach out to us incase of any urgent help needed. We also intend to reach out to more young girls living in poverty and unable to go to school. Lunch was served at the end of the program. A feedback was collected from the Alumni regarding the organisational aspects and their suggestions for improvement. Everyone departed with tears of joy, with a resolve to be in touch and to visit again next year.

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Food for Life Vrindavan organized International Youth Day this month for the purpose of drawing attention to youth issues. FFLV held a seminar for the 12th grade girls of Sandipani Muni School in which they were made aware about the causes, the problems and the consequences of getting married at an early age. The main objective of the session was to raise awareness about the youth issues including child marriage and how they can get all the legal help they need to fight this evil prevailing in the society.

On this day, we also invited Mansi, FFLV dance teacher ( ex-student of FFLV) and Anuradha, Teacher( ex-student of FFLV) to encourage our girls to aim high in their lives. It was an interactive session where our ex-students spoke about the basic facts, statistics, real life examples of child-marriage and the reasons why it is abolished and why it should be fought against. “It is important to empower students, our girls to come up with fresh ideas and implement them for the betterment of society”, said Anuradha.

We also took this opportunity to conduct a survey in which we found out that 67.5% of the girls know a girl/ girls who have been married under 18 years of age( 18 is the legal age for the girls to get married in India). We also found out that 77.5% of the girls feel that the right age to get married should be between 20 to 25, whereas 17.5% feel it should be either at 26 or after that and 0.8% girls feel it should be between 16 to 19. This gives us an insight into the depth of this practice even in this day and age.

FFLV's Girls' Fund is a preventive mesaure that has saved a lot of girls from early marriage & pregnancy. $5 of your monthly contribution accumulates to a reasonable amount as a guarantee to the parents, for the girls's future. The total amount is given to the girl at the end of her education. At that point, the student has already reached enough maturity to make her life decisions. 

Through this seminar, the girls learned a lot and they will now go to the other classes to educate the remaining adolescent girls regarding what they have learnt, hence becoming the Ambassadors of Change.
PC: Paul Musu, Sherry Sutton

 

 



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Here we are sharing with you, FFLV's Theory of Change:-

When Girls have access to clean water and nutritious food, and they understand their rights in relation to child marriage, education, abuse, violence and exploitation; they continue to attend the school. They continue with their education and avoid child marriage which improves their physical and mental health. This in turn, increases their confidence, inter-personal skills and English language skills and they complete school with literacy and numeracy skills. As a result of which, there examination results improve and they gain useful employability skills. 

Therefore, these girls get employed and have strong voice in society. They have opportunities to reach their full potential in a safe environment.

Absolute Impact: - There is respect and equality for girls and women in Vrindavan- they are financially independent and can actively contribute and participate in society. This leads to a reduction in poverty and enhanced economic development in Vrindavan as a whole.  

 

About Theory of Change - Theory of Change (ToC) is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation and evaluation that is used in the philanthropy, not-for-profit and government sectors to promote social change. It defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions. 

ToC explains the process of change by outlining causal linkages in an initiative, i.e., its shorter-term, intermediate, and longer-term outcomes. The identified changes are mapped – as the “outcomes pathway” – showing each outcome in logical relationship to all the others, as well as chronological flow. The links between outcomes are explained by “rationales” or statements of why one outcome is thought to be a prerequisite for another. If the time is taken to document a Theory of Change during programme design, then this can be used to assist people in choosing activities and identification and mitigation of risks at an early stage. This therefore, in the long run, will lead into designing an M&E system to collect information on all the different aspects of their TOC, their evaluations and will not only tell them whether their programme was effective or not but also why.

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International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The day is marked around the world with art performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches – and is even being honoured with a plethora of interactive Google Doodles.

 

On this event, on 8th March, 2018, Sandipani Muni School organised a rally in which the senior students of the school, teachers, staff members and some of the FFLV volunteers took part. We also had some eminent authorities like Secretary District Legal service authority & Mediation court member, who marched with the girls and supported them in the cause.

 

The rally included street plays and dances by the students of SMS to create awareness for women’s rights. The girls were enthusiastic as they marched, and shouted slogans and made the public aware regarding the importance of women in the society.

 

This occasion also marked the beginning of our new Campaign #RespectAndProtect. We are proud to announce that soon we are going to begin the training for our ex-alumni regarding the steps of to-do’s when they see a girl or a woman getting harassed and they can bring more people together in the movement so that no women has to suffer in the future in any way. We thank everyone who supported and joined us in the March and hope that our new campaign #RespectAndProtect can bring a change in the society.

 

Girls have the power. They are the power. Cheers to Girl Power!

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