Of the 11 million abandoned children in India 90% are girls. Girls in India disproportionately experience the abuses of abandonment, infanticide and sex - selective abortion.
What the Kanya Gurukul school in rural India, supported by former Rotaract President Keertna's granfather, tries to do is to stand against this terrifying statistic, by educating and taking care of some 70 girls from the age of 5 to 18. The school helps them develop and grow in confidence, and accomplishes that with just two "teachers" who devote their hearts and souls to the young girls.
This is why the Rotaract Club of St Andrews is sending another 2 students form St Andrews to teach and improve the English speaking and IT skills of the girls over a 4 week periods in the summer.
Rotaract St Andrews, therefore, asks all our friends and simply those not indifferent to the fates of these girls, to spread the word and donate as much as you deem appropriate to this cause! We and the girls of the school will be indefinitely grateful for your contribution.
more Keertna will talk of her life in India, her studies in St Andrews and the Rotaract project raising funds for a School for Abandoned Girls in India
more Curry cooking demonstration by Tanushree followed by delicious meal
more Rotaract Club members helped the Rotary Club with a street collection in St Andrews town centre raising Â£581 to which Bill and Melinda Gates will donate Â£1163 making a total of Â£1745
more Rotaract members sold Indian snacks and tea to raise funds for the School for Abandoned Girls in India started by Keertna's grandfather. The snacks were donated by the Balaka restaurant
more The CEO of Thrive Africa gave a presentation on opportunities for students to volunteer in projects in Ghana. There was also be a prize (bottle of wine) for the best story from the Easter Break
more In the Scores Hotel a panel of 4 students with 1st hand experience gave presentations on Boy Soldiers in Africa, Conflict in former USSR Countries, Afghanistan, and Revolution in Syria. Audience discussion groups followed.
more Presentation on Ebola from Sierra Leone MSc graduate Ezekiel Conteh who studied Sustainable Development at St Andrews University 2 years ago. Also update from Rotarian John Black whose son works for the World Health Organisation on Ebola
more PhD student, Chris is presenting to St Andrews Rotary Club at lunchtime. A chance to listen to an expert.
more Spotting a celebrity or famous golfer, the Rotary Club of St Andrews was selling raffle tickets for charity. Steve Redgrave did the prize draw for the set of golf clubs donated by Auchterlonies.
more £1160 was raised for Mary's Meals
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