Help our village girls walk the path to freedom!

We are raising funds to conduct residential workshops for rural college going girls on life skills and focused career engagement to take them from college to defined opportunities. Through this engagement we want to work with 350  girls through 10 workshops.

Residential Program:

  • Enhance Motivation, confidence, belief and awareness for self and society.
  • Broaden vision for potential
  • Widen exposure to opportunities
  • Devise action plan for future
Our three day residential program for girls is focused on building their self- confidence, self-belief and social consciousness through activity based sessions. We get students from different colleges and different cultural background to create more learning through diversity and peer knowledge sharing. We broaden their vision  and expose them to various opportunities they can pursue and help them  make plans for their future.  We also encourage them to dream for a better world for themselves and for their society.

Who are our girls
The rural girls we work with comes from economically low income background, almost all of them are first generation college goers, whose parents are unskilled labourers( coolie) living in interior villages of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.  We know some of our youth come from disturbed backgrounds it becomes essential for them to have a safe space and learn life skills to help them to survive through the life

Who are we?
Bodhi Tree Foundation,started in May 2014, believe in bridging the rural urban divide based on resources and opportunities by empowering rural college going students. We want to create a movement of rural role models who believe in changing their life and their communities through education, skills and opportunities

How would we spend the money?

A single 3 day  residential workshop for 35 girls would cost us Rs.52500. This includes the cost of program supplies, boarding expenses, food, stationery, stipend paid to trainers and transportation costs.
For 10 program it would cost 5,25,000

Rs. 1500 cover the cost of one girl.

Why I am fundraising?

Growing up in rural India, and listening to the narratives of how unwanted a girl child is, how there is no expectations from a girl except growing up to be a presentable young woman who can get a decent spouse, I always felt the lack of a safe space for girls to express themselves and explore their talent and widen their horizons. Through Bodhi Tree Foundation’s initiative, we want to create a space for girls to be themselves, to claim their dreams and to shape their world

What would you get?

We welcome you to take session on our residential camps. Be a volunteer / trainer, we promise that these 3 days will be the most memorable days of this year!

Ask for an update
16th July 2018
Thank you so much for your support. We are delighted to share that one of our girls got selected to study in one of the top university in Delhi. She is the first girl in her village to go and study outside Tirunelveli. Living in a 10 foot by 10 foot home, and parents never been to school, she exemplifies what it means to challenge the realities of our own life through education and opportunities. Three people from Bodhi Tree  Family is going to join ISDM program. ( Team members and Interns) Next week, we are conducting a residential for 50 college students in collaboration with the district administration of Tirunelveli. We wish all your support and blessings.
17th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for supporting us.  As the new academic year approaching,  we are going to put your resources into best use by conducting a series of residential workshop for rural college going girls on life skills, English Language and career opportunities.

We recently did a residential workshop from May 7- May 12 in collaboration with the Tirunelveli district administration for the children of sanitation workers. We are planning to conduct an another one from June 9- June 12. We look forward to your continued support

Team Bodhi Tree Foundation!
27th April 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank YOU for supporting our campaign. We are indebted to your support.

We have two residential program on life skills and opportunities coming up next month.

One with the children of sanitation workers. We are working with 30 youth. We are doing this in collaboration with district Administration.

We are also doing a residential program end of May in a village Kuripankulam. We are doing it with the support of some key opinion leaders from the village. Both these program will have girls and boys.

Our residential program for girls will start in the beginning of the academic year.  We look forward to share the progress and learning of our program and will share how your support helped us to create the impact we envisioned.

Thank you once again for your love and support. 
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,000
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3 months ago

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Anitha donated Rs.5,000
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Great opportunity for girls in rural area are doing very well ashwitha...

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3 months ago

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