“The secret of giving is very simple – what we give is what we get”
So why not begin with spreading smiles, happiness and cheer, and in return experience the joy of giving!
This Joy of Giving Week, join hands with Smile Foundation to give hope, happiness, education and nutrition to the girl child! Education of children, especially girl child education, is essential for the growth and development of a society. It is the beginning of the process of countering social malice like early marriage, child abuse and gender based discrimination. Starting from something as basic as her right to be born, she has to fight a battle all her life and struggle for the most fundamental needs – for freedom, for equal opportunity, for making her voice heard. She aims to fly high, but her wings are cut by the ruthlessly unjust gender bias that our society is ridden with. Necessary steps for empowerment of the girl child and women are seldom taken.
The importance of girl child education is not taken into consideration, the absence of which makes her suffer mentally, emotionally and physically from a very young age. Her freedom is tied in chains, her decisions are discarded and her individuality gets trapped in the four walls of her home. Girl child education is the key to empowering the girl child and empowering the women of tomorrow by arming them with a good education. Educating the girl child brings about positive change in the society.
Smile Foundation’s initiative ‘She Can Fly’ is an effort to enable, equip and empower girl children with quality education, proper nutrition, good health, adequate skills, and above all a lot of self-confidence to help them live their lives to their fullest potential. This is also a step towards sensitizing the civil society at large and helping to create a girl child friendly society to help her thrive.
This Joy of Giving Week, let us all come forward and join hands to empower the girl child; to give wings to her dreams. Education is a gift that lasts for a whole lifetime. With a little support from us, she can shine in her efforts. She Can Fly, let’s give her the sky!