‘Making a difference’ ……while
Officer ING Vysya Bank and Trustee ING Vysya Foundation, Mrs Manju Mithal represented the US based Katherine and Kamal Aggarwal Foundation. They all shared their respective IIMPACT experiences with the guests.
The girls had traveled far that day to share their personal experiences and their future aspirations with all those present. Village elders also spoke on this occasion, describing their gradual mind shift towards the importance of education in the life of a girl.
IIMPACT started its journey with 12 Learning Centres in remote villages in Alwar District providing free primary education to 360 girls – thereby making its dream to bring quality education to the doorstep of girls not in school, a reality.
IIMPACT has till date impacted approximately 30,000 girls across nine states – (Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Odhisa, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttarakhand. The girls who have graduated from IIMPACT’s learning program, with many choosing to continue with their education, are sources of great pride for their families and communities, as well as IIMPACT.
IIIMPACT’s mission is to impart education to 60,000 girls by the year 2015 – this would be equivalent to an entire district in India! The daunting 2001 Census figure of 52 million illiterate girls in India makes all of us at IIMPACT even more determined to make this mission a reality.