Given the AAUPW emphasis on women, education and empowerment, you will not want to miss the July meeting! Come hear our members Betty Camacho & Wendi Boxx tell about their involvement and recent trip to India to see first hand the work being done at the Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, an NGO that runs a girls school in Anupshahar, Uttar Pradesh.
Here, deep in provincial India, a world away from rapid modernization, you will be inspired by the story of “Sam” Singh, the industrialist turned idealist who returned to his hometown village with the task of educating the rural Indian girl child. Through this mission to educate girls in the countryside, Pardada Pardadi started a movement that is literally transforming one of the poorest areas of India. You will be moved by the story of the 1,118 girls currently getting an education in an environment where once there was no chance to dream. This school is giving these amazing young girls the opportunity to shine. More importantly these gifted young women are being given a voice to declare defiantly: “I AM NOT A BURDEN.”
Please come and learn more about how you can aid in the education of the most marginalized girl children and about current volunteer opportunities!
When: Wednesday evening, July 18th, 2012