Grant Amount: $49,180
Grantee Website: www.street-child.us/
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Gender Equality, Health, Literacy
Mission of Street Child US
Street Child helps children living in poverty in the world’s toughest places to go to school and learn to read and write for a brighter future.
The Breaking the Bonds project helps adolescent girls in remote areas achieve functional literacy and numeracy, make sustainable transitions into meaningful employment, and develop confidence and awareness of their rights to reduce prejudice and sexual violence.
Why We Love This Project
This project focuses on providing remedial learning, business skills, leadership opportunities and pathways to sustainable employment for girls aged 15-18 in the Musahar community. The Musahar live in hard-to-reach, remote areas which, along with their caste status and linguistic segregation, leave them isolated and systematically excluded from social, political, economic, and legal structures such as education, employment, and voting.