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Good thought to ponder this morning?
Saying by Lily Tomlin

We stand for SDG4 and SDG5.
Gates Foundation
Progress is possible, but only if you create it.
In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change by 2030. What's your number? Goalkeepers2030

If girls in rural areas are not making it to schools, education should be brought to them either remotely or educators in mobile schools going to rural areas! Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
Beti Bachao!
Beti Padhao!

Are you wondering how you can support girls in Afghanistan? There are three ways to do this!

A great article on the importance of educating girls!

Here is an example of how any one can easily raise money using FB fundraiser!

If you know an young girl who can benefit from this, please let her know about this scholarship available from Girl Up.
The Girl Up Scholarship Fund just announced a new round of scholarships for young leaders in Sports thanks to the help of WWE! *Update: STEM scholarships are not available this round
Please visit https://www.girlup.org/scholarship for more info and apply by September 17.

Inspiring older generation for the next generation of girls!
"One thing that I have learned from these women is tenacity, but tenacity coupled with optimism. The optimism that we can bend the curve, we can defy expectations, and that we can make dreams come true."--Diva Dhar, Gates Foundation economist

We need to support ANEW as it copes with Covid Pandemic to continue delivering girl and women education under these trying circumstances!
ANEW - 'Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women'
The new normal!!
Batches are split to help students attend sessions at ANEW in small groups!!

Covid impact highlights digital divide and mental health issues!

Protsahan is helping children learn during the Pandemic school closures.

Well said!
Melinda French Gates
Here's the message I shared at last week's Forum--the largest gathering in 26 years of people working for gender equality:
It is precisely when we confront how broken things are that we have the most power to reimagine them and lay a foundation for a more resilient society. Finally, we can center women and girls in all their diversity instead of marginalizing them.

We need your support to educate & empower girls!
UN Girls' Education Initiative
Estimates predict that 20 million more secondary school-age girls could be out of school after the COVID19 crisis.

Very insightful article on how women are disproportionately impacted by Covid crisis.
Very effective forum. I attended some sessions virtually!

Gates Foundation makes a big commitment to gender equality today at the UN Women Generation Equality conference in Paris.
Gates Foundation
While we have seen progress over the past quarter century, nowhere on earth are women on equal footing as men.
That's why we're committing $2.1 billion over the next 5 years to advance gender equality. One can learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/actforequal

This is happening in Paris starting tomorrow. We support SDG#5, please visit:

UN Women
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/generationequality Forum in Paris starts tomorrow! It's a landmark event to accelerate progress on gender equality.
One can also visit https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/actforequal and become part of building an equal future! Register now and join us virtually:https://unwo.men/DMF450FjU1F

Our focus for 2021 and beyond will be on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for girls. "We need...to break the glass ceiling and expand opportunities for women and girls in science," says Batyrkanova, who works to promote STEM education for young women and girls, including courses on soldering, 3D-modeling, and 3D-printing.

Protashan is leading the efforts for STEM education for girls.
We're ecstatic for our girl champions and so proud of them! 30 girls graduated from our STEM courses, which prepare them for digital, financial, and career-ready skills, between March and June 2021. Taking steps towards becoming working professionals, university students and, most significantly, digitally informed and empowered youth. They continue to inspire us with their magic every day!

Please join us and Kriti Sanon in supporting Protsahan Foundation based in New Delhi to help the victims of Covid-19.
The lovely and humble Kriti Sanon - immensely celebrated and loved Bollywood actor - stands in solidarity with Protsahan India Foundation's work on the frontlines for most marginalized children impacted by Covid-19. Listen to what she has to say!

My mother was an young widow facing enormous challenges of bringing up four children by herself! Here is what we can do!
"Empower widows to support themselves and their families and live with dignity by ensuring access to education and training opportunities, decent work and equal pay, and by reversing social stigmas that exclude, discriminate, or lead to harmful and violent practices against widows."

Post Covid-19 initiative to introduce STEM education to girls is a top priority for us. Please donate today!
The risk of regression is real. So it is crucial that, even if governments of poor countries have to tighten their belts, they prioritize spending on education and girls. Donors should help, too. Persuading girls to stay in school longer is not only a way to teach them Science and Maths; it is also a chance to vaccinate them and teach them about birth control, consent and self-assertion. It can even be an opportunity to advise parents about the downsides of child marriage and sharing a COVID-19 Update.

Here is an update on how your support is helping provide Covid Relief in India:
  1. 1) VHS Hospital, Adyar, Chennai - INR 1,086,000
    Maquet Servo-S upgradeable ICU ventilator has been delivered to VHS hospital, Adyar, Chennai on June 1, 2021. It has been installed in the COVID ward of the Hospital and has been put to immediate use to save lives.
  2. 2)Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai - INR 1,100,000
    Adult-Pediatric Hamilton C1 with HFO (ICU Ventilator) was delivered to Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai on June 10, 2021. It has been shifted to COVID ward of the hospital.
  3. 3)Annaii Hospital, Chennai - INR 450,000
    20 Oxygen Cylinders have been delivered to Annaii Hospital, Chennai on June 9, 2021 for use in it's COVID special ward.
  4. 4)Provision of Food at Trichy, Tamilnadu - INR 150,000
    Food distribution to the blind, physically challenged, homeless, mortuary workers, Ambulance drivers at Trichy in association with an NGO (Vrudhashram) has been done from May 17 to June 10, 2021. On an average 2,500 food packets were distributed.
  5. 5)Vivekananda Mission, Attappady (COVID treatment center for Tribals), Kerala - INR 450,000
    Funds provided for the purchase of capital items and consumables for COVID treatment facility in Attappady covering Tribal villages. The center is currently located in Dr.Abdul Kalam School in Pattimalam, Kerala with 50 beds (20 beds with Oxygen support).

Please donate generously, so we can reach more people in need, impacted by Covid crisis in India.

Girls to know and be inspired by, for all young girls and women everywhere!

You can do your share of addressing this critical issue impacting women everywhere!

"Supporting girls to get 12 years of quality education is one of the smartest investments we can make as the world recovers from Covid-19. Otherwise we risk creating a lost pandemic generation," said Mr Johnson.

Today is International NURSES day!
We thank all the home nursing assistants and hospital workers for choosing this profession and serving with commitment especially during this Covid Crisis.
Our thanks extend to the NGOs - ANEW and Sarva Vidya for imparting the training to many of them in India.

Happy https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/mothersday Cheers to all the phenomenal mothers around the world who provide care, laughs, lessons, protection, inspiration, strength, love and so much more.

I have a special fundraiser now for Covid Relief in India. Please review and consider donating to this effort. Your support is urgently needed to execute this in a timely manner and save lives.

Protsahan is based in New Delhi. Please support their efforts to care for children without one or both parents impacted by Covid tragedy in India.

As COVID claims thousands of victims, it creates a thousand more in its wake. Countless children have lost one or both parents to COVID and are left without any caregivers. Protsahan's frontline workers are actively involved in identifying vulnerable children in our communities and providing them shelter, support and care.
The Reuters covered our work today. To aid our efforts, please consider donating to our Ketto campaign.

Make a difference this Mother's Day. Shop for gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4708552 to generate donations for Surya-Chandra Foundation.

Protsahan, NGO based in New Delhi for disadvantaged girl children is stepping up during COVID to help young children who have lost their parents due to the Pandemic.

We need to educate and empower girls, so that they can decide for themselves when it is appropriate to get married!

In India, Tasmani, 15, stopped her impending marriage by informing the local authorities. We need to empower girls to say no to child marriage and strengthen systems that protect girls' rights. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/endchildmarriage
Story & photo: UNFPA - UNICEF

Young girls who understand the impact of climate changes on planet earth better than some politicians!

You can help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you! Simply follow the instructions below to select "Surya-Chandra Foundation" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. It is really easy:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Surya-Chandra Foundation" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

The vulnerable girls need your help!

Protsahan India Foundation
At the height of the pandemic, Protsahan is making sure to not give up on any little vulnerable girl who needs support and care. Sometimes its a meal, sometimes access to a digital device or tuition support, sometimes access to sanitary pads, or sometimes access to a caring teacher who will not let her fail.

Nice to do list for everyone! A ton of work ahead.
UN Women

  • End gender-based violence
  • Challenge gender norms
  • Empower each other
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Break stereotypes
  • Reject the binary
  • End discrimination
  • Speak up for justice
  • Fight for an equal future
  • Stand up for human rights

Vinodini Sudhindran, President-ANEW, an NGO we have supported since 2013, receives the NGO AWARD 2020 at Infinity Social Welfare and Research (ISWAR) Foundation's CSR Summit.
Ms. Vinodini was also invited by them to be on their expert panel for the event for a discussion on women empowerment.
Thank you ISWAR Foundation... we are humbled by the honor and recognition. We would like to thank everyone involved in the planning, organizing and conduction of the event

If you have a teenage daughter, you might want to encourage her to seek a role with Girl UP! Girl Up

Here are the 5 action plans that came out for International Women's Day. Surya-Chandra Foundation is engaged in a few of the activities:
1) Helping girls learn and thrive 2) Rehabilitating victims of violence and abuse
There are many small things all of us can try to do for advancing gender equality. Please read through the action plans to learn more details.

Don't forget March 8th is International Women's Day!
International Women's Day
Women are no longer taking a back seat, waiting for equality. Women are leading the world to a better future. March 8, is the day to join the fight for women's rights. Are you with us?
Generation Equality

Did you know you can generate donations while shopping for your valentile or any other occasion at no extra cost? Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com to confirm "Surya-Chandra Foundation" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.

We earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! Learn more about our organization's impact at

Girls can do anything. Sometimes all they need is the opportunity to shine and break the gender bias. girls can do anything
girls can lead
girls can speak
girls can play

Our NGO partner ANEW had a successful job fair. Please see the details in a Facebook Posting

Today, Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman sworn in as the Vice President of the United States.
vice president Kamla Harris
Photo courtesy of Hillary Clinton