Empowering underprivileged girl children
The children of Nagla Mahadev, an urban slum located in Freeganj area of Agra, study at the government primary school in the area. However, most of the girl children of the area dropped out of school due to financial problems faced by their families and also conservative attitude of their parents towards girl child. Suman, live with her father, who can hardly arrange for two square meals a day. Suman has not been attending school for the past 5 months. She used to love attending classes and playing with her friends. Now she moves around lonely and sad. IDF team members met with girls like Suman and their parents and made them aware of the importance of educating girls. To ensure that the girls get a fair chance at education, IDF launched Honhaar Ladki Campaign, a sponsorship programme for girls. Through this program, education and school supplies like fees, bag, stationary, books etc are sponsored for girls. IDF has organized motivational counseling sessions for these girls and parents. Suman has a dream to be a teacher and teach children like her. Now, she gets up early in the morning goes to school regularly. Her parents are happy to see their daughter in the school.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF) works with down-trodden and underprivileged communities in the slums of Agra with the objective of helping them maximize their potential and improve their lives. IDF works in the fields of education, health and hygiene and empowerment of women and children. It also strives to improve the awareness of these communities on health, education and human rights. IDF also has a focus on the girl child and her rights to equality, dignity and freedom. "Honhaar Ladki" (meaning "A Girl of Promise") is an education sponsorship program. The target beneficiaries of this program are adolescent girls, especially those from disadvantaged communities and low-income groups, who dropped out from studies due to economic problems. IDF provides financial and motivational support to such children. The main objective behind this program is to enable equal opportunity for access to quality education, especially at the secondary level. The beneficiaries are identified through a clearly-stated selection process at the beginning of the academic year. IDF sponsors the full-year education of the sponsored children. It also mentors the girls for their further education and helps them get enrolment in formal schools.