Category: Girl Child

  • Indian Army Colonel to NGO leader: the story of Colonel Mickie Uberoi of Sant Ishwar Foundation

    Indian Army Colonel to NGO leader: the story of Colonel Mickie Uberoi of Sant Ishwar Foundation

    GHAR is a shelter home that, true to its name, provides a comfortable home and a loving family for children who have been abandoned and left alone with no one to turn to. There are many children across India who are orphaned, abandoned or neglected to the point that they are in need of additional…

  • Colonel Mickie Uberoi’s NGO for girls who are orphaned and abandoned

    Colonel Mickie Uberoi’s NGO for girls who are orphaned and abandoned

    EVERY child’s heart is filled with the potential for greatness, irrespective of their circumstances. This is what Colonel Mickie Uberoi believes and is the reason he founded his NGO for girls named Sant Ishwar Foundation. Colonel Mickie Uberoi is a retired army veteran and serves as the guiding force to provide orphaned and abandoned girls…

  • Let’s send girls back to the classroom with Mission: Every Girl in School!

    Let’s send girls back to the classroom with Mission: Every Girl in School!

    EDUCATION is a powerful catalyst for societal change and its transformative impact is particularly profound when it comes to empowering girls. In India, the confluence of International Day of Education and National Girl Child Day marks a crucial juncture to reflect on the state of girls’ education, the challenges they face and the avenues through…

  • Empowering futures: celebrating National Girl Child Day in India

    Empowering futures: celebrating National Girl Child Day in India

    NATIONAL Girl Child Day, celebrated annually on January 24th in India, is a significant occasion dedicated to recognizing the rights and privileges of the girl child. National Girl Child Day serves as a reminder to society of the importance of nurturing and empowering girls, offering them equal opportunities and safeguarding their rights. This blog delves…

  • Mission: Every Girl in School aims to transform lives through education

    Mission: Every Girl in School aims to transform lives through education

    EDUCATION is a fundamental right that opens doors to a brighter future, yet for many girls in impoverished and illiterate families in India, this right is often denied. By the time these girls reach adolescence, a staggering 40% find themselves out of school, relegated to household chores instead of pursuing an education. Mission: Every Girl…

  • What makes an organization the top NGO in India for the girl child?

    What makes an organization the top NGO in India for the girl child?

    WHEN looking for the top NGO in India for the girl child, there are certain things to consider, depending on the focus of the NGO being education, health, safety, skill-building or personal growth and development. Where gender inequality remains a persistent issue, numerous NGOs have been working tirelessly to uplift and empower the girl child.…

  • International Day of the Girl Child: donate to these 5 NGOs

    International Day of the Girl Child: donate to these 5 NGOs

    WHEN you donate to an NGO that is dedicated to making progress in the area of empowering girls in India, you enable countless girls to improve their lives. International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on October 11th and serves as a global reminder of the unique challenges faced by girls and young women.…

  • Empowering India’s Girls: International Day of the Girl Child and its impact

    Empowering India’s Girls: International Day of the Girl Child and its impact

    INTERNATIONAL Day of the Girl Child, celebrated on October 11th each year, is a global observance day dedicated to promoting the rights, opportunities and well-being of girls around the world. In India, this day holds particular significance, as it provides an opportunity to address the issues and challenges that girls face across the country. This…

  • Educate Girls: an NGO in Mumbai empowering girls through education

    Educate Girls: an NGO in Mumbai empowering girls through education

    EDUCATE Girls is an NGO in Mumbai that works to transform communities by ensuring that girls have access to an education. In a world that is constantly evolving, where education is often considered a fundamental right, it is disheartening to know that millions of girls in India are still deprived of this basic necessity. This…

  • An NGO for girls who are visually impaired: Hyderabad Karnataka Disabled Welfare Society

    An NGO for girls who are visually impaired: Hyderabad Karnataka Disabled Welfare Society

    IN the heart of a region often considered a so-called ‘backward area’, where the lack of basic amenities, illiteracy and hunger prevail, an NGO for girls called Hyderabad Karnataka Disabled Welfare Society emerges as a guiding light, particularly for the disabled community that faces debilitating challenges. This NGO for girls who are blind was founded…

  • Aarti for Girls: empowering change in the shadows of injustice

    Aarti for Girls: empowering change in the shadows of injustice

    IN the heart of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the NGO Aarti for Girls fights against discriminatory practices that affect women and girls. Amidst this challenging landscape, a beacon of hope emerged in 1992 in the form of the NGO Aarti for Girls. Founded by Sandhya, this organization embarked on a mission to…

  • Every girl child deserves to be in school

    Every girl child deserves to be in school

    CHILDHOOD is meant for learning, growing, and playing, not for working as labourers. It’s a time when children should be in school, discovering the world around them, and forming friendships. However, the harsh reality is that in India, over 10 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are engaged in various forms of…

  • Milaan Foundation: ushering in winds of change for underprivileged girls

    Milaan Foundation: ushering in winds of change for underprivileged girls

    ONE of the few most significant organisations championing the cause of the empowerment of underprivileged adolescent girls is Milaan Foundation, started by Dhirendra Pratap Singh in 2007. He has had several successful forays in developing strategy and scaling operations for social impact organisations, including leading the India operations for Vidya Grants, an education-focused philanthropic fund…

  • 5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    THE heart-warming sight of girls dressed in uniforms, cycling through lush green paddy fields to get to school, has become increasingly common in rural India. This stands as a testament to the significant progress the country has made in improving girls’ education. In 1951, barely 1 out 10 women in India were able to read…

  • National Girl Child Day: The fight for equality continues

    National Girl Child Day: The fight for equality continues

    THE Indian Constitution states that all individuals in India, regardless of gender, caste, or religion, are equal. Despite notable achievements by women in various fields, the grim reality is that a girl child is considered a burden in some sections of our society. They could be denied education, nutrition, care, and even the right to…

  • 10 NGOs working for girl child education in India

    10 NGOs working for girl child education in India

    EVERY year, January 24 is celebrated as International Day of Education and as National Girl Child Day in India. Educating the girl child is undoubtedly one of the most powerful empowerment tools. It has been well-established worldwide that ensuring girls are sent to school can break the barriers posed by traditional stereotypes and exclusion. Better…

  • Celebrate Malala Day, support girls’ education

    A YOUNG Malala Yousafzai became an international icon after she was brutally attacked by the Taliban, in 2012, for opposing the militant group’s ban on girls’ education. The teenager was returning home from school in her hometown of Mingora in Swat district, Pakistan when she was shot in the head. Malala became a target after…

  • Top 5 NGOs fighting for the rights of the girl child

    Top 5 NGOs fighting for the rights of the girl child

    AS girls continue to play second fiddle in India, in 2008 the government earmarked today, January 24, as National Girl Child Day to create awareness about the inequalities and gender discrimination faced by female children in India. It also aims to highlight the importance of their education, health, and nutrition as well as creating a…

  • Sarada Ramkrishna (Sishu O Mahila) Sevashram

    To reach the village of Morjada, one has to pass through fields of banyan, coconut and hibiscus trees, which seem to give the area a red coat. But hidden behind this beautiful scenery are villages filled with murky water, poor roads, and no electricity. “Girls from this village suffer a lot. I myself did. Tarini…

  • How it began at Sarada Ramkrishna (Sishu O Mahila) Sevashram

    The Late Tarani Chakraborthy, who was the founder and secretary of Sarada Ramakrishna Sevashram, was once upon a time the only educated woman in her village Morjada in South 24 Paraganas district, Kolkata. She belongs to a Bengali Brahmin family and her father used to work at the village temple. The early 60s was a…

  • Educating children from poor and slum areas for their entry into formal schools

    I was welcomed to IDF by Jyoti Singh, the organisation’s secretary; who also took me pillion on his scooter out of central Agra to Garhi Bhadoria. Located on the outskirts of the city, Garhi Bhadoria is a village where IDF runs a school. This school is one of six that IDF works with keeping in…

  • Educating girls in the villages of the Thar

    When an off road jeep pulled up to pick me up for my visit to GRAVIS, I was instantly excited; as I knew it meant we would be heading right into the desert to see the real issues that GRAVIS is trying to overcome. Two hours later and we were still on the road, heading…

  • How it began at Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)

    Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS) was founded in 1983 by the husband-wife team of Laxmi Chand and Shashi Tyagi. The couple came to Rajasthan from Uttar Pradesh in the late 1970s. They had been activists in many social movements and had even worked under the leadership of prominent activists like Vinobha Bhave (who is considered…