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Woman empowerment advocacy campaign with EMPI Business School
September 4, 2010
The students of EMPI Business School recently joined hands with Smile Foundation, for advocacy and fund raising intervention for underprivileged girls in urban slums, through Smile’s health and empowerment programme for women and the girl child – Swabhiman.
Swabhiman is an initiative that helps in the capacity building of women and adolescent girls to make them realize their potential and self-esteem.
There were various activities which were undertaken for this project. To start with, the EMPI students were oriented about the programme. These students in turn conducted an orientation session on “Leadership and Motivational Skills” for the Swabhiman Community Educators. An organizing committee was set up under the guidance of Dr. Sneha Saxena – Associate Professor, EMPI and Priyanka Jain Vats – Asst. Manager Programmes, Smile Foundation. This committee was set up mainly to organize events and raising funds, which would further be used to support underprivileged women and adolescent girls.
Among other activities were the screening of short films and documentaries of Smile Foundation, a mime show on the “Safety of Girls” and a pledge for “empowerment of the girl child” by all the students present.
Dr. Ira Dashrajguru – HR Specialist and Mr. Sabu George – Social Activist were special guests for the occasion and shared with all, some significant information and enriching views regarding atrocities on women like female foetecide.
Mr. Gurnam Saran – President, EMPI Group, speaking for the occasion shared his appreciation for the Foundation saying “It would be our pleasure, if Smile Foundation organizes more such advocacy initiatives with EMPI in future as well.”