It starts with one girl, then two, then three, then four. Then, a movement is started. These were the words of Manali Shah, one of the directors of SEWA, the Self Employed Women’s Association, when she first heard of our intentions to support the rural girls in India by funding their education.
We are the Girl in Yellow Foundation, a project of Child United, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, and we’re working to support under-served girls in rural villages, by providing scholarships that will allow them to continue their education and complete their schooling. As often is the case, young girls, sometimes not even in their teens, are removed from the school system, placed into arranged marriages, and have children of their own.
We believe that education is the key toward invoking positive change within the rural community, by increasing gender equality, reducing teenage marriage, lowering birth rates, and reducing the cycle of poverty.
With your help, we will provide financial assistance for tuition, books, testing materials, and other necessities needed to continue their education from 8th-12th standard. Girls who express an interest for higher education will then be eligible to receive assistance for college.
Thank you for helping us start a movement.