At IDF, we are committed to dismantling the belief that a girl is a liability and want to empower every girl child, irrespective of her family circumstances, to achieve her potential through education.
Honhaar Ladki, which translates into 'a promising girl', is our flagship education sponsorship & mentoring program, launched in July 2011 to sponsor girls from rural and urban slums and backward communities for education in formal schools.
We aim to 'provide girls access to education, to achieve independence, and to live a healthy and dignified life.' This objective will be achieved by:
Our intended beneficiaries for this program are adolescent girls from disadvantaged communities. All selection processes are rigorous and in line with our ethos.
There are various touch points by which the beneficiary's performance after enrollment is evaluated:
IDF celebrates Wellness Day on a quarterly basis for all beneficiaries, especially adolescent girls. Some of the topics previously covered were Health & hygiene, Menstruation, Malnutrition and social behavior. We believe that it is key to generate awareness among girl children from disadvantaged communities in order to enable them to lead healthy and dignified lives in the future.
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