Save the Girl Child, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, was started by Gold Award Girl Scout Himani Kalra. As a female child in an Indian family, she witnessed the patriarchal mindset ingrained in South Asian communities. While working in the Delhi slums with her grandmother 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. 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 a social 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 campaigns, book distribution, education and healthcare 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 across the US and North India 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 and healthcare access. We believe that those of us who are more fortunate must strive to bring the power of literacy and health to marginalized girls and enable them to fight against gender inequality and progress in their own vocations.
Social advocacy seminars, brochures, and blogs to raise awareness about female gendercide
Education minicamps for 150 immigrant girls in the Clarkston refugee area in Georgia.
Fundraising to set up five rural village schools with the Ekal Foundation providing free education for 225 girls in India
Over 36,000 books and 4100 educational supply kits donated to girls in the Delhi slum districts and village school
Working with the Invisible Girl Project's campaign to rescue girls from high-risk home situations. 500 letters of support delivered.
Connecting refugee girls 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"!