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Van Gujjar Women Empowerment Fund

I Intend to support VAN GUJJAR WOMEN (Pastoral Nomads) and TAUNGYAS WOMEN  on Education, MHM, Skills to move towards Empowerment Why? How?   Read to Know More...

Van Gujjar is a pastoral nomadic community living in the forests of Lower Shivalik Mountain Range (Himalayas) - in and around the Rajaji National Park(Elephant) and Tiger Reserve. The modern world is moving at a pace that is unimaginable for the Van Gujjar to even understand. Years of marginalisation has led to poor access - education, health care, infrastructural facilities - leading to multiple problems for the community. Rising cases of early maternity, loss of a pregnancy, PCOS/D, Leukorrhea have led to the loss of life and challenges for adolescent girls and women. Preventive health care is almost non-existent among the forest dwellers causing loss of life.

Methodology ::
We are working on a three pronged plan to ensure empowerment of Van Gujjar women. 
Step 1 : Link Mother to education of the Child and organise them as women education groups, creating intersections of literacy and numeracy along with child growth.
Step 2 : Conduct Workshop, Training on MHM and primary health. Provisioning for localisation of health resources by self dependence.
Step 3 : Traditional skills and products to be streamlined for generating income for the women by engaging in Livelihood generation.

Campaign ::
 With INR 1000/- you can support 1 woman for a year, this will include:  

The workshops will be organised in batches as per convenience of the group, details will be shared as updates. The Training on Stitching would be organised by engaging locals/experts to ensure that every Rs spent promotes local economy and livelihood. 

The cost has been calculated based on the experience of working with communities on health pre COVID and during COVID response as well.
For more information do reach out to Tanya @ tanyakhera.1793@gmail.com / 9837883575. 

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4th March 2021
Dear Supporters,

here is an update, With regular  participation of the women in group meetings, the children have been coming regularly to the learning spaces. The discussions in the women groups about the importance of education and health are leading to improved community engagement. The women have been meeting regularly fortnightly to share their traditional knowledge and learn basic numeracy literacy.

For more details reach out to Tanya @ tanyakhera.1793@gmail.com or whatsapp at 9953617809
Dear Supporters,

here is an update, With regular  participation of the women in group meetings, the children have been coming regularly to the learning spaces. The discussions in the women groups about the importance of education and health are leading to improved community engagement. The women have been meeting regularly fortnightly to share their traditional knowledge and learn basic numeracy literacy.

For more details reach out to Tanya @ tanyakhera.1793@gmail.com or whatsapp at 9953617809
16th January 2021
The first step of bringing the women together and sharing the knowledge around health has been taken. I will be conducting the menstrual health awareness workshop in the coming months.

Your support is valuable. Do share the fund raiser with you friends and family to support a healthy of a forest dwelling women.

For more information contact me on 9953617809 or write to me at tanyakhera.1793@gmail.com
The first step of bringing the women together and sharing the knowledge around health has been taken. I will be conducting the menstrual health awareness workshop in the coming months.

Your support is valuable. Do share the fund raiser with you friends and family to support a healthy of a forest dwelling women.

For more information contact me on 9953617809 or write to me at tanyakhera.1793@gmail.com
Rs.87,185 raised

Goal: Rs.250,000

86 Days to go

Beneficiary: Van Gujjar women info_outline

Supporters (21)

TS
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000

God bless you!

A
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000

Great initiative!

RK
Razesh donated Rs.2,500

Do well! Hope to see your work soon.

VV
Vidhi donated A$100

Good work Tanya

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Anonymous donated Rs.20,000
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Imogen donated £10