"Save the Girl Child" was started by high school student Himani, also the co-founder of The Neelok Foundation and social platform "Every Girl Matters". As the second female child in an Indian family, she became aware of the patriarchal mindset that exists in Asian communities. Watching her pediatrician grandmother working with families of the slums, she saw fewer numbers of girls. She realized the difficulties faced by poor girls in accessing education, healthcare, and equal opportunity, and the factors that perpetuate the cycle to holding them back. Determined to create change, she is a social advocate against female gendercide and works for the empowerment of the girl-child by providing education and healthcare.
Through social media campaigns and presentations, distribution of books, educational and health supplies, vaccination camps, STEAM curriculum teaching, and a gradually expanding group of social volunteers, schools in rural areas, and health professionals who provide free care, Save the Girl Child is working to create a network across the US and the slum districts in North India to work for the upliftment of 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 and health. Save the Girl Child strives to better the cause of girls who are not provided with the means to reach full potential. We believe that those of us who are more fortunate must strive to bring the power of education and health to disadvantaged girls and enable their economic and social progress.
Our team members have two-fold roles - they are working in their local communities to raise awareness about female infanticide while also spearheading efforts for health and education for girls of low-income and immigrant communities. Join our efforts and our team. Think about it - math tutoring for a girl today can be a future atomic scientist created tomorrow, reading inspirational books to her each week can build a future CEO, and helping a family with clean drinking water or medicines can allow for one more girl to grow up healthy.
Become the voice of change and join our movement to "Save the Girl Child"
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