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Wednesday February 20th

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We work to ensure girls attend schools, use their voices, and achieve their ambitions. This year with the expansion of our Asani Sanitary Napkin program, we aim to increase the access to sanitary napkins for many more rural girls; and create a period stigma-free community so that they can dream beyond. Through your donation (starting on 2/28 and ending 3/8) on @GlobalGiving, we receive your vote of confidence and become the top non-profit for the #GirlFund campaign this year! Help us reach our goal of getting 250 donations of $10 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday February 14th

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#tbt to Sanjeevani 2019! On Jan 27th, we held our biggest health camp with NYASA, IIT Gandhinagar to date! 700 people from the villages of Palaj, Basan, Lekawada, Alampur, Shahpur and Dholaku attended. Medical Checkups were performed by the following doctors: General Physicians, Dermatologists, Gynaecologists, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmologists and Dentists. There were also 13 awareness stalls staffed by student volunteers on first aid, personal hygiene, nutrition, safe drinking water, diabetes, tobacco consumption, cancer, sexual and reproductive health and waste disposal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday February 13th

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We recently concluded a 8-week sewing course with our partners NEEV IITGN on Jan 25th. 29 women from the neighboring village of Basan learned how to make bags, pillowcases, baby clothes, and women's dresses. This course was then followed by a week-long entrepreneurship workshop attended by 24 women where they were encouraged to come up with their business ideas based on their skills and interests. It was a pleasure to observe the growth in the self-confidence of these women (ranging from ages 15 to 45) over the course of the past two months, several of whom had dropped out of school after fourth grade. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday January 31st

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#tbt to #DiwaliOnTheHudson where Raja Kumari gave a powerhouse performance!

Raja Kumari
Big city big dreams 🗽#NYC
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