Help To Educate and Empower EWS Girls And Women From Slums

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My name is Mini Ghosh and as founder president I am raising funds for our organisation "Shelter for Her Empowerment" which runs an integrated programme to campaign, educate & empower women and girls.
The goal and vision of our organization Shelter for Her Empowerment (SHE), is socio-economic empowerment for women, children & senior citizens. It is derived from the concept of the Cultural Paradigm of Development that lays stress on Self–reliance, Legal rights, Education, Skills, Technology, Political, Participation, Identity, Sustainability and asset base.
Shelter for Her Empowerment detects that awareness is power. The very name of our society refers that it is for the strength and power of women. Therefore, our society aims to educate the women and instill knowledge in to them.
Apart from our non formal education programme, we also run soft skill including ICT development programme and participatory empowerment programme.
We use theatre extensively as a tool and continuously perform street as well as stage theatres. Our all theatres are based on women and society laws.
Theatrical interventions are for prevention of child marriage, female foeticide, dowry, property rights and gender discrimination.
In 11 years of our operation we have educated and productively empowered several women from the slums of south Kolkata.
Women & Children from weaker section of the society will benefit immensely from the donation provided for the following schemes:
 Please help us raise the required amount by your donation and sharing this fundraiser with family and friends.
Scheme/project-1 : Donate to our integrated programme to educate & empower women and girls.
Adult education
A large proportion of the target group remains illiterate. SHE has adopted the guidelines of the National Literacy Mission to educate females who feel the need to become literates. Classes are held twice a week.
 In our endeavor during last 11 years we were successful to send 3 illiterate women for Madyamik Examination through Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya. One of them have cleared the exam and become trained Nurse from domestic help.
Drop out girls
The percentage of dropout girls is very high in our target area of slums due to economic reasons. We help these disadvantaged learners in our non-formal coaching to make ready for open distance mode of learning. These girls become ready to complete Secondary & Higher Secondary Exams either from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or from Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya.
English & Soft skill training
After our years of involvement with the girls of target group, it was surmised that female students, despite being meritorious, could not clear the Madhyamik (Secondary) and Higher Secondary examinations, because of their lack of grasp on English, a compulsory subject in both the board examinations. While there are various forms of assistance available in every subject area, there is very little assistance available in English. SHE conducts extensive and exhaustive tutorial classes in English for female students of Class VII to XII who falter because of their low scores in this subject. Classes are held three days of the week. Beyond school syllabus, we train the girls to learn the language itself.
 School and college level education is complimented by the Communication Skill Training for female adults who have cleared Higher Secondary or are graduates but have been unable to find gainful employment because they were found wanting in communication skill suitable for a workplace. SHE conducts Spoken English classes three days of the week. Training on the language is imparted through extensive conversations, audio-visual aids. It not only prepares the girls for prestigious employment but also elevates their social capital. In the coaching classes, new social spaces are created, that help them to question the gender inequalities they face in life, to look for new role models and to forge new ambitions that break stereotypical aspirations such as early marriage.
Beneficiaries:
The major target beneficiaries will be from the slums of following wards:
Ward of KMC
Population of
slums 
Female population 
10 yrs to 35 yrs
Ward No.0089 (Charu Market area)
8131
1707
Ward No.0090 (Jodhpur area)
6939
1457
Ward No.0093  (Lake Gardens area)
15711
3299
Total population of the target area
30781
6463
In the first year of the scheme only 50 women & girls beneficiaries will be empowered through the programme as follows: 
1. Adult education beneficiaries (30-35 yrs age)          : 15 Nos
2. School Drop out girls up to class-X (10-18 yrs age) : 15 Nos
3. Spoken English, ICT & soft skill (Graduate, U/G)   20 Nosa
Scheme expenses as envisaged:
 The classes/training will be conducted in a hired facility with two rooms in one of the major  slum (Govindpur).
The scheme will hire six teachers for different subject on part rime basis and the total expenses are envisaged as follows:
Faculty
Nos
weekly classes
Rate/day
Monthly
Yearly
Rs.
 
Vernacular (Bengali)
1
6
200.00
5200.00

Other arts subjects
1
6
200.00
5200.00

Math +science
1
6
250.00
6500.00

Adult education tea
1
6
200.00
5200.00

English +spoken english
1
6
300.00
7800.00

Computer training
1
6
300.00
7800.00





37700.00
452400.00
Class room rent


5000.00
60000.00
Other teaching material expenses

1500.00
18000.00
Electricity


800.00
9600.00
Annual cost
 
 
 
5,40,000.00
Cost per beneficiary per month is Rs. 900.00 towards teachers salary and allied expenses
For  50 beneficiaries the estimated annual cost is Rs. 5,40,000.00
Tax benefit 50% of donation amount

Scheme/project-2: Use of sanitary napkins-An empowered society with complete “Freedom from menstrual bondage”
“By the Women, For the Women, To the Women” to achieve a complete freedom from menstrual bondage.
The menstrual cycle starts for young women between the ages 11-17, frequently around 12-13 years. On average a woman experiences a period every 28th day, 12-13 times in a year. A menstrual period normally lasts 3-7 days. The loss of fluid in a period is on average half a cup or 65-90 ml. Menstruation lasts until menopause at the age 45-55.
Quantitatively there are 385 million women in the menstruation cycle. The most suffered women are adolescents. Menstruation and menstrual hygiene related discussions are still a taboo in the Indian villages and across a large section of the urban society even now. As a result these women and young girls are unaware of the hygiene related practices that they should be adopting and their adverse health impacts on them.
It’s not just girls’ education that suffers during menstruation, but overall health. For instance, 70% of all reproductive diseases in India are caused by poor menstrual hygiene – it can also affect maternal mortality. In urban India, 43%-88% of girls use reusable cloth during menstruation, yet they are often washed without soap or clean water.
Our programme is designed to promote – loudly and unashamedly – the role of good Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) as a trigger for better, stronger development of women and girls’ personal, educational and professional quality. There is also a clear evidence to show that ignoring good menstrual hygiene is damaging not just women and girls directly but also schools, businesses and economies.
Stigma around menstruation and menstrual hygiene is a violation of several human rights, most importantly the right to human dignity, but also the right to non-discrimination, equality, bodily integrity, health, privacy and the right to freedom from inhumane and degrading treatment from abuse and violence.
Beneficiaries
Our NGO “SHE” through this project will ensure adequate supply of sanitary napkins.
In this project we will be staging street theatre on the issue and make girls out of fear and shy bondage. The theatre will be performed in the girls school of CD Block-Mathurapur –II.
We want to scale up the project from 100 girls to about 1000 girls from schools and women from 27-villages of CD Block-Mathurapur –II, having Population of 220839 in the District South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
Presently our project covers only 100 girls/women from BPL families.
Cost estimate of the project:
The success of the programme depends up on the intensity of the awareness campaign through street theatre and door to door counseling, both of which are intensely used in our programme.
Expense head
units
Rate
Monthly
yearly


Rs.
Cost of Campaign & 1 street theatre per month=12
1
5000.00
5000.00
60000.00
Conveyance for theatre group (every month)
1
1800.00
1800.00
21600.00
Salary of field supervisor cum campaigner
1
5000.00
5000.00
60000.00
Cost of sanitary pad distribution (2 pckt of 4 pads per months= 200 packets each of 4 pads per month)
100
32.00
3200.00
38400.00
Total annual cost of the project
 
 
1,80,000.00
 
The monthly cost of  one women including campaigning is  Rs. 150.00
For servicing 100 families the estimated annual cost is Rs. 1,80,000.00
Tax benefit 50% of donation amount

Scheme/project-3: Help us to run Multi Service Centre for Female Senior Citizens
The Indian census projections indicate that the number of 60+ in India will increase to 14.3 crore in 2021 and 17.3 crore in 2026.
In our endeavour, to help and keep aging population productive and more meaning full, we are running in a minuscule scale a Multi Service Centre for Senior Citizens with following services:
Free services
The multi service centre will provide facilities for day care, healthcare, recreation, peer interaction, entertainment, and companionship, spiritual and religious programmes for beneficiary senior citizens who through a process of screening become registered with us.
Target benificaries:
BPL women destitute from Kolkata ward No-93, 92 & 94.
On nominal cost basis:
We will attend home calls to assist in arrangement of food, companionship for lone or couple senior citizens.
We provide help in fixing/repairing home gadgets, payment of bills.
We provide companions for local visits to hospitals, banks, cinema house, mall and other places where senior citizens need companion/escort.
We provide out station escorts to senior citizen who wants to visit their wards or relatives out of Kolkata but do not have any relative or escorts.
Bureau service
In order to utilize the skills, talents and experience of the elderly for the benefit of society, and also to reestablish their social status, Senior Citizens will be expected to register with this bureau and offer their valuable services to organizations, hospitals, schools, institutions for children with physical or mental challenges, etc. The Bureau will also conduct periodic meetings of the volunteers to review their experience and chalk out plans of action. The efforts of the Bureau are aimed at making volunteering a people’s movement.
Beneficiaries of our free service:
Initially our activity area will be slum dwellers of KMC Ward number 89, 90 & 93 covering a population as follows:
Ward of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Person
person in slums
BPL cards
Single female >
 60 years
Ward No.0089 (Charu Market area)
24200
8131
362
26
Ward No.0090 (Jodhpur area)
20498
6939
95
12
Ward No.0093  (Lake Gardens area)
48224
15711
474
20
Total population of the target area
92922
30781
931
58
Out of above single female destitute senior citizens we have short listed only 30 individuals to target most needy and helpless 20 senior citizen women under our proposed scheme.
Scheme cost estimate for one year:
Expense head
Nos
Rate
monthly
yearly


Rs.
Volunteer
1
6000.00
6000.00
72000.00
Food
20
25.00
15000.00
180000.00
Health monitoring & medicine, etc
20
Lump sum 3000.00
36000.00
Total annual expenses
 
 
 
288000.00
Cost per beneficiary Senior Citizen per months is Rs. 1200.00
For servicing 20 elders the estimated annual cost is Rs. 2,88,000.00
Tax benefit 50% of donation amount


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Our Society Registration Certificate
50% of your donation is income tax exempted vide our 80G registration
50% of your donation is income tax exempted vide our 80G registration

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