Formal schooling with computer literacy program and vocational training of young girls in garment making and designing, who are victims of socio-religious, economical and gender disparity, to prepare them for future job market or alternative livelihood.
Beneficiaries: 50 girls (6-14 years old) and 50 girls of above 16 years of age from the slum areas of English Bazar, Malda in West Bengal.
- Established: 2005 in Malda, West Bengal
- Target population: Below poverty level, slum and flood prone area.
- Previous ventures:
–Community health worker
–Parent orientation for handicapped youth
–Free computer literacy mission
- Socio-economic discriminations deprive girls from formal education:
- Poor health and nutrition causes absenteeism.
- High dropout rate due to financial constraints.
- No employment opportunity.
- Lack of awareness in community.
Proposed plan of action
Funds Requested $3800
- Girl children would be rescued from gender violence and trafficking.
- Continued education for young girls leading to a better life.
- Preparation for future job market.
- Alternative livelihood would promote gender equality, justice, and independence.