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Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India

by Women's Education Project
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Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India
Send 100 Young Women to Leadership Academy, India

Summary

This project will send 100 young vulnerable women in India to Women's Education Project's Leadership Academy and embark on a 12-month adventurous path to discover their inner leader and life-changing careers.

$50,000
total goal
$25,873
remaining
102
donors
5
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Young women's participation in formal sector employment in India has decreased to 23.3% (one of the lowest rates in South Asia). Social pressures and responsibilities, access, availability and awareness, force young women to marry early and remain financially dependent and immobile - forever unable to understand their abilities and opportunities.

Solution

48% of young women in India - ages 15 - 18, drop out of school before 10th grade. 73% enter unpaid or low wage, informal, often unsafe, employment. 27% marry as children and have early pregnancies. The young women attending Women's Education Project's 12-month curriculum, discover their confidence, interests, inner leadership, life's opportunities and fulfilling formal-sector careers.

Long-Term Impact

WEP's Leadership Academy graduates become economically independent - 64% entering employment of their own choosing. They marry later and have fewer children. Having broken from poverty's cycle, they provide leadership in their careers, homes and communities, and make a lasting impact on future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.WomensEducationProject.org
Learn about the people behind WEP (US and India)
Learn about our work at WEP Centers in India.
Donation Page!

Organization Information

Women's Education Project

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @womensedproject
Project Leader:
Zoe Timms
New York, NY United States
$24,127 raised of $50,000 goal
 
166 donations
$25,873 to go
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