Franz Gastler wrote -
Society tells girls to fit in. Yuwa coaches girls to stand out.
Yuwa is raising funds to open a fully residential education center for the most outstanding girls to reach their goals on and off the field... and inspire thousands of other girls to do the same.
Why a residential center?
When a girl is born in Jharkhand, her life has usually already been planned out for her. She is isolated— if she is not seen working, she is harassed. She is illiterate—more than six in ten women here can’t read. She is married off—56 percent of girls are married as children (Jharkhand leads Indian states in child marriages). She remains vulnerable—an estimated 100,000 girls from Jharkhand are trafficked every year.* She gets pregnant. The cycle continues. For a girl in Jharkhand, even home can be a dangerous place.
Quality education unlocks a world of possibility, but in their houses, educating girls is a low priority. Girls are kept from studying because they are expected to spend their time with housework and labor.
Inside a simple concrete classroom, Yuwa girls use technology to discover the wonders of language, math, and science. In the Indian state ranked worst for female illiteracy, Yuwa girls defy the odds--and define their own futures.
You can give girls a space of their own, enabling them to explore their potential and bring their dreams within reach.
In 2014, 20 of the most extraordinary girls in Yuwa will get the chance to rewrite the script others have written for them. Each girl who joins Yuwa's center will get proper nutrition for the first time in her life and will pursue her education and football training in a safe and supportive environment.
$5,000 supports nutrition and education for one of these 20 girls for 2014.
Will you join us?
*Source: New York Times