India

India

 

 

Inspired by my India trip this year we teamed with Corstone that helps empower young girls from the slums of India.

CorStone is in the midst of ramping up a large initiative in India called ‘Girls First!’, an innovative program that will directly impact the health, education, and employability of 50,000 high-poverty girls in urban Indian slums in the next 3 years. The program cost is less than $50 per girl to complete the one-year program, while employing nearly 700 women in 100 slums in 5 cities. All the girls are from the Dalit (so-called “untouchable”) caste, are the first generation to go to school, live in slums with no running water, sanitation, and few if any toilets, and face discrimination and abuse on a daily basis. The program provides a broad range of training in mental health, adolescent and reproductive health, nutrition, household money management, applying for jobs and the like…

You can see a powerful video here: http://www.corstone.org/html/international/international.cfm?ArticleID=2.

You can donate to CorStone on their website at: http://www.corstone.org/html/contactus/donate.cfm

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