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Kashmir Girls School

$3,488 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 34 people in 6 months
Created May 28, 2018
GCJ Kashmir
Global Citizen Journey is bringing a delegation to Kashmir in the fall.  We will join 10 US citizen diplomats with 12 from Kashmir and other parts of India to live and work together, learning about the challenges facing this struggling region.  We will bring our energy and support to a public school that has no clean water, no toilets, no windows, not even any flooring let alone teaching materials.  The more money we raise, the more we can help these two village schools.  Our work with the schools is directed through our wonderful local partners, ELFA International (Educational and Livelihood for All).  Our goal is to improve sanitary conditions so that girls can continue attending school throughout the month, including the days of their menstrual cycle, rather than missing a week of school each month.  Your donation will change their lives!
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Your donations are having such a wonderful impact! Thank you! Keep 'em coming!
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Notebooks have been distributed to all the children in these four schools! And we've been able we were able to order desks and benches made for three schools, due to your generous donations! The fourth is a rental: we will provide mats to cover the floors. Stay tuned for more news! Thanks to all our donors!
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What your donation makes possible:
$125 to install mats on the concrete floor in each classroom ($2000 for the two schools)
$ 30 to seat two children at a bench and desk ($450 for a whole classroom)
$ 4 for each student's notebooks for the year ($120 for a whole class)
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Fascinating and important article inspired by the work of Meghan Markle (yes - now a princess!): "Imagine a world where the female leaders we revere never achieved their full potential because they dropped out of school at the age of thirteen. In the Western world this is challenging to fathom, but for millions of young women globally, this remains their harsh reality for a staggering reason... the stigma surrounding menstruation and lack of access to proper sanitation directly inhibit young women from pursuing an education."

Your dollars will help us address this issue for girls in Kashmir. Please help spread the word about our fundraiser!
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$3,488 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 34 people in 6 months
Created May 28, 2018
GCJ Kashmir
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Leah Green
3 months ago
LH
$50
Lesley Hyatt
3 months ago
EW
$75
Elaine Waller-Rose
3 months ago
RR
$20
Robin Rose
3 months ago
KS
$75
Karen Schneider
3 months ago
PH
$50
Peggy Holman
3 months ago
$95
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3 months ago
MS
$25
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3 months ago
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