Earlier this year, the Macquarie University Medicine Society organised an event titled “Women in Health”. This event was a night of celebration to acknowledge and commemorate multiple talented male and female health professionals, as well as inspire both medical and non-medical students.
Proceeds from this event went towards IIMPACT Australia that supports education of primary school girls in India.
The Macquarie University MD program involves a compulsory international placement to India. For this reason, the program organisers sought a charity organisation that focuses on educating young females in India. Additionally, they wanted to support an organisation with no or minimal overhead or processing costs, so that all the proceeds would go towards the cause. IIMPACT satisfied these requirements, making it the perfect charity to donate towards.
Sunayana Raghuraman, a student at the University and one of the organisers of the event, said “We were so moved by the work of this organisation, that we have intentions of donating towards IIMPACT for future events as well”.
IIMPACT Australia is pleased to confirm that all the funds donated will be applied to the education of girls in India. We are presently supporting 5 Learning Centres, each educating 30 primary school aged girls.
IIMPACT Educating the Girl Child Inc has received the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement from the Australian Tax Office. This means that supporters can claim a tax deduction for their donations to IIMPACT Australia when doing their Australian tax returns. Donations made after 1 July 2017 are eligible for a tax deduction.
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IIMPACT Australia is supporting six Learning Centres and seeing through the girls through their primary school education. These centres are:
Mamudpur, South 24 Paragnas (West Bengal)
Indpur, Alwar (Rajasthan)
Lendharjori, Raigarh (Chhatsigarh)
Nuh, Mewat (Haryana)
Tarruwala, Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh)
Rahimapur, Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
195 girls have been enrolled in these Centres. If not for the opportunity afforded by these Centres, these girls would not have attended any school!
Success of the learning centres is underpinned to a great degree by the vocational-centric nature of education. Learning centre teachers are trained to impart knowledge as well as analytical and application skills. This ensures that the education is geared towards the needs of the girls. In addition, the connection between the teachers and the girls is strengthened celebrations and events on special occasions such as the International Women’s Day and the Indian Republic Day.
Please do make some time to read through the Annual Progress Report, especially the case studies at the end of the report.
I encourage you to share the report with your friends and family and anyone with an interest in furthering the education of girls.
IIMPACT-AUSTRALIA Annual Report 2017_o