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Udaan: Empowering Tribal Girls

Here’s how your CSR funding can help tribal girls receive proper training, exposure and means to not only achieve their dreams but also help their fellow community members to lead a fulfilling life. 

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Project by: Aahan Tribal Development Foundation

Location: New Delhi

Funding Required: INR 10,00,000

Category: Eligible CSR activity as per Companies Act 2013, Schedule VII

(ii) promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among …women, …and livelihood enhancement projects;

(iii)  promoting gender equality, empowering women, …and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;

Here’s what the folks at Aahan Tribal Development Foundation have to say about their project:

Udaan is a unique program for the leadership development of exceptional tribal girls and women of India who have not only survived some of the extreme challenges of life but are also helping other girls and women to live a life of dignity and self-respect. Aahan Foundation’s selection team is headed by the Founder & Director Dr. Rashmi Tiwari who handpicks such incredible change agents through a rigorous selection process.

These girls who are change agents in true sense are given invitation to a life-changing experiential journey of one week in Delhi during which they meet various political, social, business and spiritual leaders. These change agents are assisted with proper training, exposure and means to not only achieve their dreams but also help their fellow community members to lead a fulfilling life.

Udaan program empowers the participants who in turn empower others and thus it creates a strong multiplier effect on the development of members of tribal community; tribal women and girls in particular and other members of the tribal community in general.

Udaan’s Success Stories
Our last Udaan program was a great success and had brave girls and women from such diverse and challenging backgrounds:
  • A girl sold at the age of 6 by her father for Rs. 300 – now helping other trafficking victims.
  • A girl who was born in brick kiln, didn’t have name and was called as benaami for years; she is now working as a social worker.
  • A victim of child marriage now an ex Sarpanch.
  • A housewife who challenged the system and is one of the few sitting mukhiyas who has won panchayat election this year in Jharkhand.
  • A trafficking victim who drives pink auto and takes care of her three children.
  • A national level football player from hard core naxalite region at the cross roads of her life. Playing games and working as daily wage labourer and domestic help also ……and many more.

Success Story 1- Biresh 

Udaan participant Biresh- a pink auto driver from Jharkhand developed a sound 5 year roadmap for herself during the Udaan workshop taken by Dr. Rashmi Tiwari. She is now helping other tribal girls by assisting them in setting up their businesses. She has formed a support network of women by mobilising other pink auto drivers in the Ranchi city and is investing in buying shops to set the business up and running within next few months.

Success Story 2- Rupanti Munda

The girls who did not even have shoes and any access to nutrition supplement what so ever won the District level football championship. A big credit goes to the phenomenal motivation and guidance given by one of the team member and Udaan participant- Rupanti Munda.

Success Story 3- Urmila Devi
A tribal woman Sarpanch who lost in the elections after winning for two consecutive times found a new lease of life and direction post her participation in Udaan. She has navigated her life brilliantly by contributing to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by providing important, locally fabricated components for the installation of toilets in and around her village. She has not only achieved a new level of success for herself but has also changed the lives of many tribal women in her community.
Some of The Meetings of Udaan Participants With The Leaders In Delhi:
Udaan 2017 Project Information:
Event Date and Duration: April 1-21, 2017
This year’s Udaan program will be at much bigger level than the previous year. We shall be taking this delegation of tribal girls and women to more number of corporates and making them meet with the employees. This will allow for a two-way exchange of information and achieving synergy and harmony. We shall meet political leaders in such ministries as-
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Ministry for Women and Child Development
  • Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship etc.

Skill Building Workshops:

  • Leadership
  • Financial and Digital Literacy
  • Sales, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Development

Exposure and Support Building:

  • Visit to NGOs for experience sharing
  • Meeting with women business leaders in leadership development forum
  • Meeting with social leaders

Participation in I-Inspire: The girls and women will attend the annual event I-Inspire organised by India’s leading organisation working extensively on gender diversity initiatives- Biz Divas. This would give the girls and women an exclusive opportunity to meet some of the biggest women business leaders of today.

How the Funds will be used:
All the expenses of girls’ travel, stay, food etc. for the entire week is borne by Udaan and it is absolutely free for the participants. Major part of the funds generated through this platform shall be utilised for covering the operational expense and the rest for making their short, medium and long-term goals (framed during the Udaan program) a reality.
Approximate Project Cost: ₹ 10,00,000 ( ₹ Ten Lakhs).
Here is a tentative breakup of the fund utilisation:
  • To and fro Interstate travel of participating girls and women- ₹ 1,00,000
  • Buss and Car Rentals for Local Travel- ₹ 32,000
  • Participants’ Kit- ₹ 25,000
  • Food and Stay of Participants for 9 days- ₹ 4,25,000
  • Marketing Collaterals- ₹ 93,000
  • Venue- ₹ 70,000
  • Miscellaneous Expenditure, BitGiving Commission, Contingency Fund etc- ₹ 1,00,000
  • Goal Support Activities- ₹ 50,000
  • Payment and Reimbursements to Volunteers- ₹ 20,000
  • Administrative Expenses- ₹ 20,000
  • Trainers’ Fees- ₹ 20,000
  • Souvenirs and Rewards- ₹ 45,000

Click Here To Watch A Short Video With Feedbacks From Udaan Participants

Your small contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of tribal girls. We look forward to your support. Thank you in advance from all of us.

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