This New Year, Educate a Girl Child, Educate a Family

31st December, a day much anticipated with bated breath by many of us with excitement to kick off the New Year with celebrations. It is to mark the end of a year gone by and the beginning of a new year with lots of promises. With a list of promises arrives a host of aspirations we wish to fulfill, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the young girls in India. As of the 2011 census, India has over 17 million married children, of which 75% are girls. The irony is that child marriage it is rampant since time immemorial, and what makes matters worse is that the practice is still prevalent in both villages and urban centers. Girls who are forced into early marriage not only lose their hopes of living a fully-fledged life but are deprived of their rights like good health and food, regular schooling. Not to mention the loss of freedom, chances of violence, and exploitation. Is this not a serious violation of human rights that requires immediate action?

Most child marriages lead to complex issues as they are married off for money or other ulterior motives. Adding to their woes, early motherhood ensures their physical growth is stunted. What’s more, unlike other social evils, the effects of child marriage cannot be reversed and leave a permanent impact on their health, education, and future ambitions. Child marriage leaves a long-lasting chronic impact not just physically but even mentally. This might carry on for the future generations to come as well.

At KVS Trust, we have taken a strong stand against girl-child marriages and would like to put an end to this social evil and help save India’s daughters. This New Year visit KVS Trust, celebrate along with underprivileged children, and gift them a brighter and safer future. Your contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of children and help them prosper. You can also avail of tax deductions under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Donate to KVS Trust now.

Remember, if you educate a girl child, she will strengthen the economy and reduce inequality. Hence educating a girl child, can help educate an entire family.

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