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CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG BHUTERI ! IIMPACT’S STAR GETS MARRIED

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Anil Tandon Founding Member and former President IIMPACT and Nirmala Tandon CEO IIMPACT attended the special wedding ceremony in Alwar on the 24th of November.​

Her amazing journey

Bhuteri is from Bandipura, a remote, dusty village in the State of Rajasthan in India. In this community, the girl child is often considered a liability to be married off in her early teens, which was in fact the case with Bhuteri’s two older sisters.

A child of illiterate parents, Bhuteri took the initiative to enroll at IIMPACT in its early years, in spite of her parents’ skepticism. It was here that she was provided the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in reading, writing and mathematics, studying 5 hours per day while helping her mother at home. She completed her class V at IIMPACT’s learning centre in Bandipura (one of IIMPACT’s first graduates), going on to study further, completing college and returning to IIMPACT as a Teacher!!

Importantly, Bhuteri’s experience has positively affected her family and her village, as she has instilled the importance of education in her parents and in her siblings. Bhuteri has gradually taught both her illiterate parents to proudly write their names, recognize alphabets and identify numbers – something they had never dreamed they would be able to do.

Today, the same parents who did not believe in sending their elder daughters even to primary school (fearing they education would prove to be a hindrance from daughters getting married as it makes them independent thinkers and income generators) are now supportive of girls education. Bhuteri’s two younger sisters followed her in to the IIMPACT program, and she is also a role model for her brother’s daughters, who also started their schooling, as well as for other girls in her community.

Bhuteri’s parents are not alone in taking pride in their daughter’s achievements – the entire village community holds her up as a shining example to all their girls. Education is now viewed as an integral part of their lives.
Not only did IIMPACT affect Bhuteri’s life, but it has changed her family’s and community’s thinking about issues such as girl child education and early marriage.

Bhuteri has grown in to a smart, confident young woman who is excited by learning and has dreams of going much further in life. She is a graduate, has undertaken a course in General Knowledge and in Computers.

Now Bhuteri is married and so happy !

Bhuteri is our star performer. She is a role model for so many of our girls.

Her husband, a college graduate, owns a computer shop where Bhuteri is going to assist him .
We are confident that with her support they will expand their business and lead a comfortable happy life together.

Please join us in wishing this young couple the very best in life…….

Sarthak Naari Award ​

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N​irmala Tandon, CEO IIMPACT,​was awarded the ” Saarthak Naari ” Award at a grand function at the Ashoka Hotel in Bangalore in recognition of her immense work in the field of education.  Of the others who received the awards, none had her reach in benefiting the masses !

The function was very well organised with H H the wife of the erstwhile Mysore Maharaja as Chief Guest​. ​The ceremonies were well punctuated with performances, a Group Discussion and ended with Dinner.

CYCLISTS FOR CHANGE – CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

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Prisilya and Sumeet have successfully completed the daunting journey – from Kanyakumari to Khardungl La Pass……..It was a terribly cold 5 degrees up there at the height of over 18,000 ft.

The cyclists covered 4,000 kms in 63 days. This brave duo wants to galvanize Rs. 50 Lakhs (at a minimum) for IIMPACT’s girl child education program. So far close to 34 lacs has been successfully raised – 16 lacs remain to be raised over the next 7 days. YOUR HELP IS REQUIRED TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN – please visit https://www.fueladream.com/home/campaign/275 to help them make an even bigger difference.

They have continuously highlighted the issue of girl child education that exists in our country.

This effort has been graciously supported by Godrej Group.

SPORTS – A GREAT EQUALISER

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SakshiMalik‬  is a reminder of what cn happn if u don’t kill a girl child.When d  going gets tough,its our girls who get going &save our pride
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016
‪‎Sports‬ is truly aspirational for ‪girls‬ from small remote rural ‪‎villages‬.

Today our very own Rohtak girl Sakshi Malik and girl from Hyderabad PV  Sindhu are showing the way to millions of young girls with aspirations to dream big.  They can now truly believe that girls can soar and ‪achieve‬ anything they set out to do.

We at our IIMPACT centres have some very talented girls, who if given adequate support and encouragement could do us all proud – at School level, at District level, at State level, National level and perhaps even on a Global Platform.  Participating in sports can provide great confidence boosts and help in developing leadership skills and build a healthy team spirit.

Three cheers for both of these amazing young ‪‎women‬ ‪‎achievers‬ – a BIG congratulations from 60000 ‪‎IIMPACT‬ girls and the rest of the IIMPACT Team!!! You have done us all proud.

Cyclist for Change

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“One child, One teacher, One book and One pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first”.- Malala Yousafzai.
 
We at IIMPACT share the same thought and feel strongly about educating girls. Our vision is to transform the lives of women, families and entire communities in India by the educating  and empowering the girl child.
 
Two young cyclists from Mumbai, Sumeet Paringe (26 years) and Prisiliya Madan (22 years) want to bring about a change in society in a unique way by riding bicycles made of Bamboo from Kanyakumari to Khardung la (4200 km) to create awareness and raise funds amounting to 50 Lakhs. This will educate 1500 girl children. The campaign is backed by Godrej group and is crowdfunded on www.fueladream.com 
 
To read the full story & contribute to the campaign please click on the link:  Cyclist for Change

Refresher training of Trainers

IIMPACT organized two days Refresher Training of the Trainers on 13th & 14th March 2016 on Project Management & Financial Management. The overall objective of the workshop was to build the capacity of the project team.  The training programme involved individual and group exercises as well as inputs and presentations from the different project officers, specializing in their own particular field. The experiences, skills, knowledge and interactive mode of presentation made facilitation friendly and lively. Most of the participants were of the view that the workshop was very relevant to their work.

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