Joy of Giving week is meant to embody the spirit of the Gandhi Jayatri by encouraging acts of giving. This fundraising challenge offers a special opportunity to raise funds by making us eligible for matching grants every week. Our goal is to raise funds for 600 girls to live a safer, happier life than they ever dreamed possible. This amount might seem small, but for these girls, it’s a life-changing opportunity.
to a peer network -where together the group devises strategies to address, challenges, atrocities and exploitation that girls struggle with everyday. These are basic essentials that ensure girls are educated, healthy, safe, and protected.
These girls have big dreams. They aspire to be teachers, doctors, actresses, and mothers. They don't want to ask for help- they want to help themselves. In Patna, 13 girls were able to breakopen the bureautic system to gain access to water for 25,000 individuals in their community- as well as ensure that they got themselves back into school to finish their education. 13 girls were able to use their voices to inspire change in their communities, and themselves. Aangan works in the most vulnerable communities- Orissa, Bihar, MP, UP- and provides assistance where many girls are not even allowed outside the home, victims of child marriage, or trafficked.
"No violence against children is justifiable; all violence against children is preventable“ – UN Study on Violence Against Children.
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Remember the Joy of Giving ends October 19th, so please help us reach our goal while there is still time!
Questions? Comments? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or how you can help as a supporter of Aangan!
Aangan is currently recruiting for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013. Last year Aangan placed in the Top 100 NGOs to participate in the race and gain support for their cause. Bibs still available by emailing us here.
What is it like to participate?
Just ask Rishabh Gupta, CEO Let's Intern.com, one of our leading supporters from last year's event,
“Running for 4 hours can be excruciating with moments when you want to slow down, stop or give up but the idea of the million hopes of the little children you are running for crosses your mind, you find all the courage, stamina and effort to cross the finish line. A little help from all of us can give some underprivileged ones a life which most of us take for granted”.
How much do I need to donate for the charity bibs?
Donations for Half Marathon and Dreamrun 6K bibs start at 7500, and Full Marathon at 8000. Additional funds may be raised using United Way of Mumbai's online donation system, and we are happy to help you raise the funds with our combined efforts!
Want to get your company involved?
Contact us and we can help sign your company up to help raise funds for children across the 12 states we work in across India. The Mumbai Marathon is India's largest fundraiser and we look forward to cheering on our supporters from the sidelines! Funds from this year will go directly toward supporting our Shakti program efforts.
Eight boys of Aangan's Shakti and Chauraha Program performed at the TEDxYouthMasala conference on November 20th in Mumbai. As they spoke about very personal obstacles and successes they brought alive some of the serious issues of child protection from their own point of view. Watch the video. Click here
Before Project Shakti, Nausheen was very shy, hesitant and was, for most part, not allowed outside the house. Through Shakti, she gained confidence and was a driving force in the project of bringing drop-out kids back to school in Govandi. Read about how she slowly developed the ability to make her voice heard both by her family and within her community. read more
Samira dropped out of school due to family pressure at the age of 13. Shakti sessions on relationships and negotiation gave her the confidence to talk to her father about her decision to go back to school. The biggest change post Shakti: She returned to school, despite her father’s disapproval, backed by her mother and Shakti mates. Now she has finished school and a jewellery-designing course. As a Shakti peer leader, she runs Shakti groups in her community. read more
Ostracized from the community after her father contracted leprosy, Punam and her family were forced to turn to begging to support themselves. Read about this brave teenager’s struggle with physical and sexual abuse, her return to education and her determination to avoid the pitfalls of child marriage after attending Shakti sessions.