Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on January, 05 2017
Charity Youth Empowerment
I am raising funds so that 20 young girls- little innovators, so they can continue to come to class at Jugaad Lab.
What is this Lab? Its an initiative run by Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) in Delhi. It is a space where girls are taught concepts of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through experiential learning. Read more about it here
The 20 little innovators enrolled here are between the age group of 11- `15 years and belong to low income neighborhoods, mostly going to government schools. At the Lab they have 2-3 hour classes, three times a week in the afternoons. They follow a study schedule, which corresponds to their subjects in school around concepts of STEM. Based on the concepts they learn, new projects are initiated from the scratch and completed by these girls. This also helps them in understanding their school work better.
They also talk about various issues at home - issues around their mobility, the constant pressure of doing household chores against completing school work and the ever present conversation around marriage.
This is a makers space with a difference, because they let these young girls realize their potential in STEM fields. It is giving them an insight into breaking gender stereotypes that say - girls can't be an electrician or a mobile repairs person. FAT gives these girls an opportunity to spread their wings and dream about being an engineer, a doctor, a civil works person. They let them know that it is possible for them to hold a screw driver and fix a light bulb holder. That they can understand concepts of solar energy and make a solar powered lantern for their community toilet.
Come join me to raise funds for these 20 girls so that they can keep having their classes at the Jugaad Lab. You and me with small contributions can ensure that the sparkle of confidence and the smile of conquering the unattainable is theirs alone. Even a small step will go a long way in ensuring that not only do these 20 girls have regular classes, but FAT can enroll more such inquisitive little innovators and change the tide of conversation. This is a step towards ensuring that women and girls are moving towards making a life decision by choosing STEM education.
Past few months have been really exciting for Jugaad Lab as the girls got to explore their hidden talents, speak up their minds and contribute in the setting up of the new lab space!
Thanks to my three contributors, I am making baby steps towards my targets. I need some more peole to give me a bigger push to take me closer to my fundraising target. Please join me in raising funds. Post to your network, friends, family and help these girls walk towards a brighter future.