"Save the Girl Child" and the social media platform "Every Girl Matters" was founded by high school student Himani in 2018. As the second female child in an Indian family, she understands the patriarchal mindset that exists in Asian communities, and while working in the slums of Delhi with her grandmother every summer, she saw the obstacles faced by poor girls in accessing education and holding them back from equal opportunity and future progress.
When an infant girl was found discarded in the woods of a Georgia suburb near her home, and knowing that her own parents had been pressured for a sex-selective abortion when a genetic test to check for a fetal malformation revealed her gender was female, Himani became determined to work for change. She is a social advocate against female gendercide and is working to empower girls through literacy initiatives in the Clarkston refugee area of Georgia, USA, and the Bhalswa Slum District in Delhi, India.
Through a social media campaign, public presentations, distribution of gendercide brochures, STEAM curriculum teaching for refugee girls, funding five rural village schools, donation of books and educational supplies, and an expanding network of youth volunteers and partnerships with NGO's, Save the Girl Child is working for literacy and empowerment of underprivileged girls.
Social advocacy seminars, brochures, and blogs to raise awareness about female gendercide
Education minicamps for immigrant girls in the Clarkston refugee area in Georgia.
Funding and setting up five rural village schools providing free education for girls in India
Over 36,000 books and educational kits donated to girls in the Delhi slum districts
Working with the Invisible Girl Project NGO to identify and rescue girls from high-risk home situations
Connecting refugee girls to Medicaid health centers and funding vaccinations for slum girls through medical camps
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