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Nothing could stop Shraddha from chasing her dreams!

Shraddha Shinde is a young woman filled with talent and a drive to succeed. But her life had not always been easy.

Her father passed away when she was in school. He had been the sole breadwinner of the family and his untimely death left the family in a bad situation. Her brother began to work to support the family.

The money that came in was still not enough so her mother began to work as well. She took on stitching jobs during the day but she could not work too long as she had spondylitis. Shraddha’s dreams of becoming an engineer were beginning to fade as her family did not even have enough money to get through a day.

Akshara Center discovered Shraddha and decided to help her pursue her dreams. They provided her with financial help to pay for a course in Electronics and Telecommunication. Through her college days, she went to workshops held by Akshara to build confidence, life skills and interpersonal skills. Upon graduation, she got a job as a trainee engineer with an international corporation!

Young girls like Shraddha are just ones step away from their dreams. All they need is a helping hand to do what they’ve set their hearts and minds on.

You could donate to give girls like Shraddha a chance to study further after school. Your help could make the difference of turning years of education into a career for them. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Akshara Centre's 'Empowering Dreams' is a scholarship program for girls in the age group of 16 to 21 years, pursuing higher education. These girls are predominantly from 'single female head families' based out of underprivileged communities in 2 of Mumbai's low-cost housing municipal wards.

Applications are invited from such girls, following which aspiration levels and desire to pursue higher education are assessed via interviews with the applicants. The selected girls are then enrolled in the Life Skills Workshop, where they work towards developing their confidence and interpersonal skills. All the candidates undergo an evaluation at the start and end of the program in order to quantify shift in their life perspectives.

The girls are urged to open bank accounts to deposit their grants, in order to encourage accountability. The program is extensively publicized to ensure it reaches its desired demographic.

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About The NGO

Akshara Centre
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Akshara Centre

For the past 20 years, Akshara has worked towards a gender just society, where women can live with dignity, free from violence and discrimination. The focus is on empowering young women by imparting job skills, self-improvement skills, awarding scholarships for education and educating young men to become standard-bearers for gender justice individually and within their families and communities.

Akshara empowers women to be aware their rights, live without threats of violence within their homes and communities and build necessary skills to ensure well-being for themselves and their families. Young women are given financial aid to complete higher education as well. The Foundation also conducts gender education presentations at info fairs, educational institutions, and community interactions.

It works closely with the State and the Police administration towards more efficient helpline numbers for women; with the Municipal bodies and public transport authorities for the safety of women. It also joins in networking with city-based and national women's and other groups for legislation and policies.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Nandita Gandhi

Area of Operation
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Girl Child | education

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Maharashtra

Akshara Centre has

supported 177 young underprivileged women to complete college education

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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