Women Empowerment

A Home for the Girl Child (Hyderabad)

The programme started in the year 2000 is a shelter home for girls who are away from their own homes for reasons including poverty, exploitation, abuse, abandonment, child labor and delinquency. Most of the girls worked for a living, were orphaned or were exposed to physical abuse and exploitation even though some of them lived with their single parents. The parents were unable to tend to their educational needs and therefore the children were either drop outs engaged in child labor. The girls at the programme have been enrolled in English medium schools and colleges and have the determination to pursue their education. These girls understand the importance of education and the new opportunities that could come their way. The programme proposed to rescue them from exploitative environments and rehabilitate them by providing education, livelihood skills and residential care.