Help Girls Stay in School
Raising: Rs. 1,25,000 /-
Expected no of Beneficiaries: 150 Underprivileged Girl Students
Raising Funds for:
An adolescent girl is a potpourri of contrasts. While she's still a child, she is changing into a woman, though she seems waif-like, she is bursting at the seams with fire and energy, though she is just learning to dream, she is straddled with societal pressures and patriarchal mindsets charting the course of her life. Girls from socially and economically backgrounds are especially vulnerable since they stand to be pressured to drop out of school and get married! These girls feel no ownership, of their bodies, their minds or their future.
However, given the right tools—critical information about health, safety and basic rights, life skills and agency—these girls can reimagine their lives. At VOICE Camps, we provide this information to adolescent girls through fun, activity-based lessons.
In our endeavor, we look to you all for help. A single VOICE Camp for 30 girls costs Rs. 25,000; this includes the cost of camp supplies, colourful camper books, stationery, stipend paid to counsellors and transportation costs. We are looking to raise funds for 5 such camps!
Why VOICE Camps?
VOICE's fun, interactive curriculum exposes 13-15-year-old campers to:
Critical knowledge topics such as basic health, safety, rights, self-awareness, and future planning
Action-oriented life skills like interpersonal skills, leadership, problem-solving, independent and critical thinking ability
Communicative English skills which provide campers with a marketable skill that can increase education and employment opportunities
Because campers have limited mobility, VOICE transforms low-income private and government schools into girl-safe environments.
Through these camps, adolescent girls are given the tools to make informed choices and negotiate for their rights to stay in school and delay marriage.
About the Organization:
VOICE 4 Girls is an NGO that works with adolescent girls from disadvantaged communities to provide the critical knowledge, life skills and spoken English that they need to take charge of their lives.
One day all girls will take charge of their futures, and work towards breaking harmful cycles of economic, social, and gender inequality in their communities.
To enable marginalized adolescent girls in India to take charge of their futures by imparting critical knowledge, spoken English, and life skills through activity based camps.
VOICE relies heavily on young female volunteers (college students are ideal) who are trained to teach young girls at ten-day camps. Interested candidates can apply from our website or through our Facebook page.
VOICE 4 Girls (Not For Profit)
House No.8-2-672/1/C,135, 2nd Floor, Road No#13, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad