Amrita is a 17-year-old who is full of compassion, intelligence, and ideas for making the world a better place. She is a motivated student, but poor access to education in Bengal is limiting her from reaching her potential.
Help us reach our goal of raising $600 to fully fund the remainder of her secondary school education!
Just $561.00 MORE NEEDED!
Like many girls in Kolkata, Amrita must attend tutoring classes in order to pass her final exams. The additional cost of tutoring is a financial burden on her parents, who can no longer afford the expense. Despite her hardships, she is determined to complete secondary school, and continue her education even farther after that.
With your help, Amrita can continue her education, and become a leader in her comunity
Consider making a monthly gift. When you give just $28 monthly, you ensure Amrita or another girl in India has a permanent scholarship until she graduates.
Amrita is a Girls' Voices Scholar!
Amrita participates in Girls' Voices, GreaterGood.org's signature girls’ empowerment program ensuring that girls around the world complete secondary school and gain the confidence they need to succeed.
During Girls’ Voices, Amrita learned media skills to tell her story. She made this video, called "Parenting Parents," in which she presented an idea for how to create more opportunities for girls in her community. She wants parents to recognize that they are the beginning of a young person's education — and calls for peaceful, supportive environments in the home.
In Amrita's words, "We often see our parents fighting amongst themselves and it becomes difficult for a child to concentrate on her studies. A proper family environment is crucial to ensure proper education of a child."
Watch her video now to hear her story.
Girls' Voices is a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org intended to raise funds for girls' secondary education through media made by girls. Our goal is for girls around the world to connect to their voice, their dreams for their education, and use the power of digital media to create images, stories, and visual metaphors that can communicate their strength and potential to the world. The intention of this project is to empower girls to utilize videography to raise scholarship funds to remove financial barriers to completing secondary education.
About Salt Lake City Prayasam:
Salt Lake City Prayasam's mission is to organize and develop the children and youth, especially girls, of slum areas as empowered change agents by forming groups and sustainable advocacy on Public Health, Popular Education, hygiene and sanitation within their communities.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.