On the second annual International Day of the Girl Child, we were thrilled to see over 60 participating organizations in India alone. Some of these were highlighted in a previous post, and the rest will be acknowledged here.
The Rural Institute for Development Education held a seminar on women’s empowerment and local rallies in ten villages as well as an essay competition on women’s empowerment for girls below 18 years of age.
PIDT organized a march on the streets of New Delhi and a demonstration of self defense techniques to increase girls’ self-awareness. Some schools also sang songs about women’s equality, played games, and took a vow with their scarves tied to their wrists.
The Society for Education and Action (SEA) held various school activities.
Iniyaudaiyam Charitable Trust gave away t-shirts with slogans supporting girl child rights and held a rally to create awareness about sexual abuse and the importance of education.
The Medicare Hospital Foundation also helped to spread awareness about female foeticide and the safety of women and girls.
Door Step School in Mumbai held a rally, a film screening, and life skills building activities to empower girls. They focused on providing a platform for girls to express themselves and inviting inspiring personalities to interact with the girls.
Jagriti MIF organized a rally and an essay writing competition for students in the senior classes.
The Rural Depressed Welfare Association (RDWA) included parents and students in a workshop and essay and oratory competitions.
Save to Save AIDS Mission in MAHARASHTRA & GOA held a rangoli competition, a women’s rally, an awareness program each for women and girls, seminars for girls and women, and a medical camp.
We Can Global held activities at several schools.
The Millenium School organized various school activities including a play.
We would also like the recognize the other schools that organized their activities, including:
Govt. Secondary School, Kharatana, Mavali, Udaipur; Govt. Secondary School, Phalichanda, Mavali, Udaipur; Govt. Secondary School, Jeevana Mavali, Udaipur; Govt. Girls Secondary School, Mallatalai,Udaipur; Govt. Upper Primary School, Bhilu Rana, Udaipur; Govt. Upper Primary School, Ekalavya Colony, Udaipur; Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Bilara,Jodhpur; Shahid Pemaram Higher Secondary School,Nanan,Jodhpur; Jawahar Navoday Senior Secondary School, Jodhpur; Badal Chand Sugan Kanwar Higher Secondary School, Jodhpur; Govt. Higher Secondary School, Nosara, Jalore; Govt. Secondary School, Nimbala, Jalore; Govt. Higher Secondary School, Chunda, Jalore; Govt. Higher Secondary School, Aahore, Jalore; Govt. Upper Primary School, Khuma Ki Dhani, Jalore; Govt. Higher Secondary School ,Chandhan, Jaisalmer; Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Mal Godam Road, Barmer; Antari Devi Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Barmer; Maharana Pratap Secondary School, Danji ki Hodi, Barmer; Govt. Secondary School, Khara Rathodan, Barmer; Govt. Higher Secondary School, Jasai, Barmer; Govt. Secondary School, Hathama, Barmer; Vikalp Sansthan; Punitha Chinnappar (St.Paul’s) High School; St.Joseph’s (Punitha Valanar) Higher Secondary School; Government High School, Kulathur, Pudukottai District, Tamilnadu; Srinivasa Rao Higher Secondary School; Kalyanasundaram Higher Secondary School, Thiruvaiyaru; Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Bhavani; Pangajam Higher Secondary School, Bodinaickanoor; PC Convent Higher Secondary School; Anaravathi Murugaian Municipal Girls High School; Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Belur Post; Arigjar Anna Girls Higher Secondary School; Government High School, Thoddapanaickanur; Government Higher Secondary School, Anandur; Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Pochampalli; Lions Matric & Higher Secondary School, Pandian Nagar; Sivasavi Matric Higher Secondary School; Sant Eknath Sarvodaya Girls School; Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Janta Flat; Zeenat Mahal Sarvodaya Girls School, Welcome Colony; Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nangloi, Delhi; Senior Secondary Girls School Ambedkar Nagar, Delhi.