#LIGHTALIFE THIS DIWALI

$20 LIGHTS UP ONE DIYA

$500 lights up all 25 diyas and gives 1 girl
in India a second chance at education

Help Pratham reach its goal of $10,000 which will change the lives of 20 girls forever

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Help Pratham change the lives of 10 girls forever
 

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NISHA

"Nisha comes from a family where women are not allowed to go to school. She has never seen a classroom or given any exams."

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NAZIA

“My aim in life is to ensure that my younger sister receives education. I want to see her attend college and graduate." 

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TEJAL

“The best part about the class is the many friends that I made. It is like having a second family.”

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BHAVANI

"Bhavani is overcoming speech and hearing impairments, and looking forward to becoming a nurse."

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AHILYA KUMARI

"Ahilya and her sisters are working on a school project which means that women in their village have easier and safer access to water today."

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RESHMA

"I earn enough to take care of my son and my parents. Having a skill definitely helped me become independent and take some important decisions for my well-being"

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DHANASHREE

"Dhanashree has a lot of responsibilities back home but she managed to continue studying to fulfill her aim wants to be nurse."

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DAYAMANI

"After graduating from the Second Chance program, Dayamani has run as a candidate in the local election and is the leader of the local disability society."

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MANGLA MEHAR

"I never knew I could be a source of inspiration for others."

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MANJULA

"At 38, Manjula is an inspiring example for all those around her who feel they are too old to study again."

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Second Chance Program

The Right to Education law in India guarantees free and compulsory schooling to all children up to Grade 8. However, for a variety of reasons (e.g distance, cost, access, socio-economic constraints and cultural barriers) millions of students drop out of school or discontinue their education across India. This phenomenon is even more pronounced for girls and young women, particularly in more remote, rural areas.

Pratham’s Second Chance program is a low-cost, high value grassroots program focused on bringing disadvantaged girls and women back into the education system to complete their Grade 10 exams. Completing high school gives them employment opportunities and a way out of poverty. Their lives are improved, with benefits filtering over to their children, family, and the community. Since its inception in 2011 the program has impacted the lives of more than 36,000 girls and women. Learn more

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