"Save the Girl Child" was started by Gold Award Girl Scout Himani Kalra and is now a 501c3 nonprofit. As a female child in an Asian family, Himani witnessed the patriarchal mindset ingrained in Asian communities. While working in the slums with her grandparents every summer, she saw the difficulties faced by poor girls in accessing education, healthcare, and equal opportunity, and how this stunted their progress and perpetuated the cycle of gender-based poverty and infanticide. When a newborn infant girl was found discarded in the woods of a Georgia suburb near her home, she became determined to work for change.
Himani is an activist against female gendercide and is working for empowerment of marginalized girls through education and healthcare initiatives in the Clarkston refugee area of Georgia, USA, and the Bhalswa Slum District in Delhi, India. Through social media, gendercide presentations, book distribution, education supplies, vaccination camps, STEAM curriculum teaching, and a gradually expanding group of volunteers and schools in rural areas, Save the Girl Child is working to create a network to uplift the girl-child.
Save the Girl Child is dedicated to mobilizing youth advocacy against female gendercide and to ensuring that every girl, irrespective of her economic and social status, fulfills her right to education. We believe that we must strive to bring the power of literacy to marginalized girls to enable them to fight against gender inequality and progress in their individual paths to empowered independence.
Social advocacy to raise awareness about female gendercide through blogs, brochures, and presentations
Education minicamps for immigrant girls in the Clarkston refugee area in Georgia.
Fundraising for the Ekal Foundation for rural village schools providing free education for children in India
Educational supply kits with books and writing supplies donated to girls in the Delhi slum districts
Working with the Invisible Girl Project's gendercide campaign to rescue girls. 500 letters of support delivered.
Connecting refugees to Medicaid health centers and funding vaccinations for slum girls through medical camps
Our team members have multi-faceted roles - they are working in their local communities to raise awareness about female infanticide while also spearheading health and education efforts for girls of low-income and immigrant communities worldwide. Math tutoring for a girl today can one day transform her into an atomic scientist. Rreading inspirational books to her each week can build a future CEO, and helping a family gain access to clean drinking water or medicines can allow for one more girl to grow up healthy.
Become the voice of change and join our team to "Save the Girl Child"!