“Education isn’t simply about literacy, it’s about giving girls back their power.”
-Shiza Shahid, Founder & Director, The Malala Fund
On the occasion of the UN International Day of the Girl Child on Oct 11, 2013, Greenkins has committed to support and promote the cause of girls’ education through GirlPower campaign.
Greenkins will donate 11% of all sale proceeds to Kidpower’s Girl Child Project that provides education to underprivileged girls. The campaign will run all through October 2013.
Greenkins invite its customers to join the cause and contribute generously to this campaign.
About the Girl Child Project
Kidpower’s Girl Child Project provides education scholarships to girl children from poor families where the family is unable to pay the fees or, if the family has more children, the girl child is the first to drop out of school.
Besides, often, the education of the girl child is not taken seriously because of the prevalent social and cultural norms. The scholarship helps the girl child to continue her education and complete 10th class.
Kidpower, every year, pays the education fee of Rs. 3000 and also provides school uniform, books, bags etc to the children. The project is in consonance with the recently implemented “Right to Education Act”, which made education till 14 years of age a fundamental right and supports the use of private schools to provide education to children from poor background.
Kidpower implements the project through a network of low cost schools which mainly cater to children living in slums. Kidpower, along with the school management, identifies girl children (10-20 children per school) who are dropping out of school because of poor financial situation. Then, Kidpower staff visit the homes of the children to ascertain the family situation and the need for the scholarship.
The school management provides a volunteer teacher who helps Kidpower to setup the program in school. The school fee is paid directly to the school. Kidpower staff makes regular visits to the school and home to ensure the child does not drop out of school and is motivated to do well in her education. Kidpower has supported/ identified 300 children from more than 20 schools and provides scholarships every year.
Budget per child – This is the support budget per child/ year. The funds raised through the Greenkins GirlPower program would be allocated to the corresponding number of children.
|1.||School Fees of the girl child||3000|
|2.||Uniform and bag||500|
|3.||Books and education material||300|
|4.||Kidpower training and mentoring||100|
Kidpower believes that scholarships for girl children coming from underprivileged families are a sound investment for the future generations. Greenkins agrees and is proud to partner with Kidpower on this project.
You can know more about Kidpower and their association with Greenkins here
When you shop with us this month, you don’t just get outstanding products but also a chance to change a girl’s life!