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Our Projects

Pathshala (School) - Helping women pursue economic independence (New Delhi, India)

Child Literacy and AVJM have started a child care center for economically underprivileged families in Garhi, East of Kailash in New Delhi. This center provides child care for children in the age group 3-5 as well as for 6-12 years old children after school at a fraction of the fees that other such centers charge. This center is thus providing women who so far have stayed at home an opportunity to go out and work. The expected economic independence will enable these women to stand on their own feet and create an economic reason to avoid further pregnancies. Thus far over 60 families have already benefitted from this center.

Nootan Prayas (New Initiative) - Rescuing the Slum Girls (New Delhi, India)

This project is focused on rescuing girl children from slums in South Delhi and put them in school. In the course of last 3 years, over 2,000 girl children have benefitted from Save A Girl Project in New Delhi.

Balika Uddhar (Girl Rescue) - Helping Girls Attain their Potential(West Uttar Pradesh, India)

In the rural parts of West Uttar Pradesh, over 1,200 girls have been helped by Save A Girl Child campaign. This campaign has prevented many child marriages and instead put these girls into schools thereby providing them a new opportunity to take responsibility for their own life and not over-rely upon the male members in their family who were intersted in getting them married before the legal age.

Apna Ghar (Own Home) - Providing Homeless Girls a Place to Live (North Bihar, India)

In the rural parts of North Bihar, over 300 girls have been helped by Save A Girl Child campaign. Child Literacy and its Indian affiliate AVJM have provided housing to many homeless girls.

Jharkhand Vikas Prayas (Jharkhand Development Initiative), Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

The industrial town of Jamshedpur has many children whose families have moved from rural Bihar or Jharkhand as the population explosion in their villages has rendered their land holdings incapable of economically viable agriculture. While these parents work hard to support their children, they do not make enough money to finance the education of their children. The Child Literacy initiatives in this town of about a million residents is at a modest scale but has been providing hope to many children who aspire to but cannot afford to go to a school.

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