Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Girls Helping Girls
I like to highlight interesting, powerful work going on around the world. I came across Girls Helping Girls, an organisation based in Kolkata, India. Run by 17 year old Sejal Hathi, Girls Helping Girls is an international nonprofit organisation that empowers girls to transform their world by mobilizing them to eradicate poverty, increase access to education, improve health, and promote peace.
GHG' first initiative, Empower-a-Girl, is a grassroots sister-team program that partners girls in the US with those in developing countries to collaborate through cultural exchange, education, and social change projects to achieve major global goals. The second, the Sisters 4 Peace Network, is a social change platform and community that provides girls the one-on-one mentorship through a family of successful girl entrepreneurs, the resources, the toolkits, and the support network to launch and sustain their own initiatives or advocate and micro lend for existing ones.
Read an interview with Sejal on the Change.org website.