Vidya and Child operates 5 learning centers that support 700 underprivileged drop-outs. Mainstream school is no longer an option for many of these girls who were once pulled out either to get married, or to help with domestic labor. The curriculum at Vidya & Child has been specifically augmented with counseling and vocational training to equip girls with skills needed to earn a livelihood after school. “Bloom & Give” produces handmade products including scarves, bags and textiles in India and provides 100% funding to 35 girls in this program. This is just one of the many programs that Bloom and Give supports that target specific obstacles in each community that prevents girls from going to school.
HOW YOUR PURCHASE HELPS
100% of my (Rachel’s) profits from your purchases, and 50% of Bloom and Give’s profits will go directly to the Vidya & Child project.
She Belongs in School
In the developing world, education is the best way for her to escape the vicious cycle of childhood marriage, pre-teen pregnancy and domestic abuse. When she goes to school, she lives a healthier life, earns more, and makes her community stronger. Educated girls like her are crucial to erasing global poverty and minimizing conflict, and the world needs them now, more than ever!
When She Goes To School
Amazing Things Happen
School gives her the critical thinking needed to form informed opinions, and the confidence to voice them when it counts. If she completes middle school, she is 4 times less likely to get married off as a child! Her children are twice as likely to live past the age of 5, while she is 3 times more likely to survive childbirth.
To Her Community
She will earn twice as much and invest 90% of it back into her family. She will send her daughters to school and act as the role-model that she never had. She, and her classmates, will decrease the likelihood of alcoholism and domestic abuse in her village. They will make her community more tolerant and open-minded.
To The World
When women learn, they are more likely to earn. And their earnings, according to the World Bank, is a key to ending global poverty. They reduce the risk of conflict and war, by 50%, according to the Malala fund. The Brookings institute thinks educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight climate change.