iImpact: Educating the Girl Child

22 October 2013

An Australian not-for-profit association is responding to outcries across the subcontinent that women in India lack educational opportunities.

Last month, the first Learning Centre for girl children was opened in Village Indpur, around 130 kilometres from New Delhi.

Opening the Learning Centre for 30 students, iImpact Patron Mrs Alka Goel said “This was an educational experience for me. And I am grateful to have got the chance to be there and see and experience firsthand the great work Nirmala [iImpact India CEO] and her team do”

Mr Rajiv Dhar, Vice President of iIMPACT Australia also attended the event with iIMPACT India President Mr Anil Tandon.  Mr Dhar said, “It was quite moving to see the girls, their families and the community. The warmth and keenness was palpable. The effort put in by the iIMPACT team in creating and setting up the learning centre was understated and made me feel proud to be associated with them. Deep down I must confess that what we do in our corporate lives pales into insignificance compared to the transformation that the [iIMPACT India team] have brought about and continue to bring in the lives of so many wonderful souls in the interior of India.”

iImpact was established in India in 2003, and in Australia in 2013.  The vision of IIMPACT is to transform the lives of women, families and entire communities in India by the education and empowerment of the girl child.

For more information or to make a donation, visit iimpact.org.au