Sponsor a marginalised girl in India

by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India

Summary

India represents one of the most adverse sex ratios (983 females:1000 males). This reflects undesirable reversal of the norms of nature also leading to further inequalities in health, education, etc
$15,000
total goal
$14,975
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

In India, the arrival of a baby girl calls for mourning rather than celebration. Abandoning them at birth or marrying them off as children is a common practice. Looked upon as huge economic burdens, it is hardly surprising that many Indian families don't see the point in investing in their education.Often the girl child does not have opportunities like school education, health advisory,etc dealing instead with more complex factors like early marriage, dowry, young motherhood, infanticide, etc

Solution

Successful education of the girl child has been repeatedly acknowledged as an effective mechanism to break this inter generational cycle of poverty, myths, social norms and social evils.

Long-Term Impact

Through this project we seek to provide girls with opportunity to study and grow to achieve independence in thought and action from lifelong abuse and exploitation. this will enable changing of attitudes and breaking of gender base biases.

Resources

http:/​/​www.cafindia.org/​index.htm
For donations to support education in India
For donations to support womens groups in india

Organization Information

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India

Location: East of Kailash, New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.cafindia.org
Project Leader:
Anvita Singh
Senior Manager Donor Services
New Delhi, Delhi India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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