Abandoned Girls in India

Fri, Mar 8th 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St Andrews students, Paula Akyol and Tania Savant taught in a school for disadvantaged girls in a remote part of India in summer 2018. Together with Divya who went in 2017 they have interviewed candidates to have a similar life changing experience in 2019

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.



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