Nirmala Tandon, IIMPACT CEO
We are happy to share with you that 2,417 girls have graduated from the IIMPACT learning centers in the year 2012-2013. We CONGRATULATE them for this achievement. These girls have been through all manner of difficulties but they have shown what they are capable of achieving.
Girls passing out from our centers have great potential to continue in higher education. Currently about 76 percent of girls graduating from IIMPACT centres are continuing their education into higher classes. We should be mindful that these girls belong to the most marginalized communities in the villages. Most of them are from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and minority communities. Most of them are first generation learners in their families. Along with the mothers, we help the girls to overcome the disadvantages and discrimination they face in everyday life by promoting education. We are trying to address the needs of severely disadvantaged population where there are 8 to 10 children in a family. We at IIMPACT see that education reaches these underprivileged girls who have never been to school before.
We take this opportunity to thank our donors for their valuable contribution towards educating the girl child. With your help in 2012-2013 over 30,000 girls educated at IIMPACT learning centres are moving up the ladder of education in one more year. Your joining hands with us ,giving us continued support has enabled us to bring more and more out of school girls in the IIMPACT learning centres .She now has the ability to read and write, she has more respect as an individual, her confidence level is high, she is more aware of health and hygiene, she can manage the household budget along with the family , she decides to delay the marriage and more importantly take a decision that she will continue further studies and will walk to middle, higher secondary school with many other girls.
Your support has made such a difference in their lives. And you have given them a gift that no one can take away from them – the gift of education.
We have two interns at IIMPACT office, both named Ananya. Ananya Gupta hopes to capture the inspiring lives of our girls through stories and Ananya Indwar through photographic portraits, videos and movies. Happy to see their passion towards the cause of girl child education.