24 Weeks of School for a Girl in India {Week 6}

February 10, 2012

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I love learning, so when I saw that one of this week’s deals from Philanthroper was towards educating girls in rural India, I knew this would be my weekly pick. $1 can cover two weeks of material support: the uniforms, shoes, books and pencils – all of the things that if a girl doesn’t have paid for, will prohibit her from going to school.

So Week 4 of the Forkover Friday project is for Mahindra, via Philanthroper.

“One of the big things an education does is it allows the girls a level of confidence to live their lives,” says Ronak Mehta, “and it’s been shown that for educated girls, their subsequent generation of girls has an equal opportunity to get an education and live their lives independently.”

In other words, girls who go to school become mothers of girls who go to school. —Philanthroper


What they do: seek global support for the education of underprivileged girl children in India.

How we can help:

  • Donate to Mahindra

Who it helps: girls in rural India
What non-profit or company: Mahindra via Philanthroper
Where: India, by way of Mountain View, California
Why: Learning. Girl power!

Want to participate in Forkover Friday?

Match my donation of $12 this week to Mahindra Foundation or pick your own cause and leave a comment below if you feel like sharing!