Help 1000 Girls Achieve their Life Goals

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“Don’t expect help from others. Instead, get up, rise on your own and you will be ready to lift a few others in your lifetime. That is the aim.”
– Usha Ramakrishnan, Director Global Adjustments Foundation, about Aspiration to Achievement

We want to equip girls from less-privileged economic backgrounds with the right tools for a peaceful and happy personal life and spur them to successful careers at the same time. In our eyes, Achievement or success in life is something that can’t be measured in wealth, status or academic success. Good grades are important, we, however, believe in teaching something worth knowing to face problems and struggles in their life: Life excellence and life skills.  We want to help create a new generation of empowered, inspired, and aspiring youth who want to contribute and share their knowledge and good energy with all of us.

How do we conduct our workshops?

First, we introduce the girls to the art and science of goal setting:

What do you really want in life? What makes you happy? What are you good at? What are your strengths? Think about it and then consider the next question: Does your life reflect all these answers?
We determine individual goals for each and every one of our students make them capable of dreaming big and then show them simple solutions to achieve short-and long-term goals.

Once we know where to go, it is all hands on deck with a broad mixture of practical, theoretical, spiritual and psychological segments. We bring in trainers and experts who speak about their real-life experiences in the corporate world and their personal lives. We talk about professional skills like CV writing, time management, work ethics, career and job opportunities. We practice teamwork, job interviews and leadership skills such as discipline, punctuality, and commitment. We focus on communication skills, both written and oral, and put new knowledge to use in writing emails, letters, giving presentations in English or act out role plays of work or family situations.

Every workshop starts with meditation for stress relief, balance, good energy levels and a strong inner focus. This way we create an atmosphere that enables us to talk about emotional intelligence, how past events shape and define us and how to let go of this baggage to correct our presence and to live in a happy future. We discuss what it means to have a healthy relationship with co-workers, a good life-work balance and a fulfilled marriage or relationship at home.

We stress the importance of healthy food, exercise, and grace. This means fitness sessions, talks  about grooming, dressing and hygiene practices and a class in self-defense to strengthen the girl’s self-esteem.

We want to shape women to have the self-confidence and drive to achieve something in their life and help others in this country to do the same. You can only give what you have inside of you so if we can help one thousand girls to achieve their goals and be at their happiest, they can give this beautiful gift to so many others in India and around the world.

Who are we?

Global Adjustments Foundation has been conducting life skill workshops, touching children, students, teachers, women, and elders alike. The Foundation works closely with Global Adjustments, a relocation company that has been doing cross-cultural training for over twenty years with its staff holding seminars worldwide. This way we can combine training expertise and passion, creating the foundation of a changing society.

The launch of our first workshop was supported by many trainers and experts to support our cause:

  • Padma Bhushan Dr. Alarmel Valli, award-winning Indian classical dancer, and choreographer
  • Murugavel Janakiraman, founder-CEO of Bharat Matrimony
  • Swami Chidhananda
  • Ranjini Manian, founder and CEO of Global Adjustments
  • Anita Krishnaswamy, president of Global Adjustments
  • SuhasiniManiratanam, award-winning actress
  • Mita Banker, IAS turned entrepreneur
  • Dr. Nirmala Prasad, educationist
  • Usha Ramakrishnan, director of Global Adjustments Foundation
  • Rohini Manian, vice-president of Global Adjustments
  • Mr. Vijay, fitness coach
  • Shihan Kebiraj, award-winning martial art fighter and coach

Who are the girls we would like to empower?

Aspiration to Achievement is a free workshop that targets girls around the age of 20 who are about to graduate college. We approach a college to choose participants based on their economic background and their willingness to learn and grow in life, as we believe the academic institution knows its students quite well by the time they come into their final year.

Each workshop features 100 girls from underprivileged backgrounds. We aim to hold ten workshops per year and therefore reach a thousand girls directly and touch many others through them. This year we started our first Aspiration to Achievement workshop with 55 girls from five city colleges.

How will we be using your donations?

One workshop lasts for twenty hours. We spend 1,000 INR/hour per trainer.
We would like to give out certificates at the end of the workshops. One certificate costs 10 INR.

10 workshops equal 200 working hours which adds up to 200,000 INR.
Travel costs for all workshops combined amount to 50,000 INR.
Admin costs like material, technical devices and snacks equal 10,000 INR.
1,000 certificates over the course of ten workshops total 10,000 INR.

Our overall budget, therefore, comes to 270,000 INR to cover a whole year of workshops for ten different colleges and 1000 girls.

How can you get in touch with us and how will we keep you informed?

Please feel free to contact us at any time.

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