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The fourth Dasra Giving Circle, which focussed on empowering adolescent girls was launched in July 2012

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The Dasra Giving Circle members chose to support a Lucknow based non-profit organization Sarathi Development Foundation which brings over a decade of experience in generating large scale behavior change amongst poor rural and urban communities on fundamental developmental issues such as maternal and child health, nutrition, adolescent girl empowerment and education. Sarathi's unique integrated planning approach provides a robust platform to engage communities in identifying and addressing their own needs. Sarathi has created an urban model, known as project Saloni, to empower adolescent girls by engaging community change agents and will leverage its past experience with slum communities and excellent working relationships with influential stakeholders to scale-up to 700 slums in Lucknow.

INR 3 crores will go towards:
Training 2,800 volunteers and 2,100 adolescent girls aged 10-19 years
Directly impacting 52,500 adolescent girls and 87,500 youth across 70,000 households
Setting-up 28 community-run family life education centers
 
OWNING HER FUTURE-Empowering Adolescent Girls in India

The Giving Circle was launched alongside, Dasra's report 'Owning Her Future- Empowering Adolescent Girls in India'. The report is a culmination of a four month research process into the issues and challenges surrounding adolescent girl empowerment in India. Over 100 organizations were reviewed to understand reality on the ground and identify the most impactful interventions that can be scaled to make the most impact. The report highlights the 10 most promising organizations working across India that can, with philanthropic investment, create large scale change.

 

 
15% of the total funding amount will go to Dasra, who will be giving 250 days of management assistance to the selected organization over the next three years.