GLCP exists to holistically tackle issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India. We believe that if girls in the most backward gender gap districts are educated now, they will have potential to enter the formal economy, gain employment and lift their families out of poverty.
- To uplift the poor and destitute girls of India educationally, irrespective of cast, creed and religion
- We aim to achieve behavioural, social and economic transformation for all girls towards an India where all children have equal oppurtunities to access quality education.
- To value everylife as God’s gift and to install social, ethical, moral and spiritual values based on biblical principles.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs India recently named India as the most dangerous place in the world for a girl child. The statistics below highlight the importance of supporting children’s rights, education and health schemes in India:
- 40% of India’s population is below the age of 18 years, which at 400 million is the world’s largest child population.
- 3 million girls are out of schools in India.
- Less than half of India’s children between the age 6 and 14 go to school.
- More than 1 in 3 women in India and over 60% of children in India are anemic.
- 1 out of every 6 girls does not live to see her 15th birthday.
- An Indian girl child aged 1-5 years is 75% more likely to die than an Indian boy.
- Every 6th girl child’s death is due to gender discrimination.
- Even if she escapes infanticide or feticide, a girl child is less likely to receive immunization, nutrition or medical treatment compared to a male child.
- 1 out of 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 4.
- 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.
- 17 million children in India work.
- There are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 and 15 years and about 3.3 million between 15 and 18 years.
- They form 40% of the total population of commercial sex workers in India. 500,000 children are forced into this trade every year.
- Through GLCP we were able to create educational awareness among the parents of the downtrodden villages and the children.
- We have also seen a great progress in controling child labour by sending children to school.
- They survive child birth.
- There is an enlightment mentally, spiritually, socially & economically.
- We have also seen casteism broken and different caste children coming under one roof to receive free tuition.
- You can sponsor a child – by sowing Rs. 2000 per child, per month. This will enroll them into a school and give them good education resulting in a good life.
- Giving general donations towards the development of the project.
- Contribution towards administrative & infrastructure cost.
- We encourage you to visit your sponsor child in India and see with your own eyes how your gracious contributions has made a difference in their life. GLCP is happy to help and guide all the organisational and administrative aspects of your trip.