Educate & Empower
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join a group of distinct individuals for presentations and discussions around what you can do to make a difference in the lives of young girls in rural India.
“When poor fathers are asked how many kids they have, they only count the boys”
In one of the poorest parts of a developing nation a section of the population is marginalised and not allowed to live to their full potential.
Girls are not educated, they are put to work, considered a liability and 'married off' at the earliest – 13 years of age! Before they have reached adult-hood, before they have even stopped playing with toys and dolls.
Join us in supporting Pardada Pardadi, an NGO that works to uplift and empower girls from rural India.
The organisation provides free education and vocational training, creating a new generation of self-reliant and educated girls who will break the cycle of poverty in the region.
Get inspired by our speakers, Ron Fuchs, Judith Hunger & Abigail E. Lynn, who will share their personal experiences and the impact that the work has had in accelerating the emancipation and development of the region.
REFRESHMENTS : Open Bar & Food
Proceeds will go towards Pardada Pardadi