Girl Child Project
Our girl child projects has been addressing the critical needs of girl children and their families in India since 2005, when our work in Nodakhali began. Female foeticides and infanticides are not the only issues with a girl child in India. Discrimination against girls begins at birth, or even before they are born, through attitudes and patterns in behaviour passed down through generations. The disadvantage of being born a girl today includes the facts that girls are more likely to be killed in the womb, girls are more likely to be malnourished, and young mothers are more at risk of developing serious complications both for the mother and her unborn child. These will all have an impact at every stage of a girl or young woman’s life.
We try to create real and lasting change for children and their mothers by investing in their education and then improving their health and economic opportunities, while addressing their physical and emotional well-being.Even though women and girls represent over 50 per cent of the world’s population, they occupy second-class status in every society. Gender inequality is pervasive and it begins before a girl child is even born. In every part of the world, families and societies treat girls and boys differently, with girls facing greater discrimination and accessing fewer opportunities and little or sub-standard education, health care and nutrition.The practice of female foeticide has resulted in a gender imbalance in some parts of the world and means that millions of girls who should be alive today are missing. Infant girls are less likely to survive than infant boys in some countries because of neglect.
Even after half a century after India attained independence, almost sixty percent of girls/women are not literate. Most of them have never been to school or any other education programme.
Children do not have access to good quality schools that can enable them to break out of existing stereotypes. Therefore, despite wellintentioned policies, children from disadvantaged groups and communities are not able to access good quality education at the primary level.Education has a profound effect on girls’ and women’s ability to claim other rights and achieve status in society, such as economic independence and political representation. As the following examples demonstrate, having an education can make an enormous difference to a woman’s chances of finding well-paid work, raising a healthy family and preventing the spread of diseases such as HIV and AIDS.
our volunteers will teach English in Primary Schools in rural areas and organize various enjoyable and creative activities for the children to sharpen their talents and increase their knowledge.We have adopted the education for 48 girl children and also encourage our other patrons to take the responsibility of atleast one girl child and her education so that she can build a better careen ahead.
Our girl Children projrcts focus on education, health, economic opportunities, and humanitarian assistance initiatives empower children and adults, promoting their self-sufficiency and contributing to a more stable civil society.