Initiatives & Activities
While working with my parents on their projects in the USA and India (which is native to our family) I realized that although there was a disparity between the “ haves” and the “ have- not's” there was an even wider disparity between boys and girls in India. Every School/ Hospital / Orphanage I volunteered in India with my parents I saw a distinct disadvantage against girls, something I did not see as much in my home country the USA.
The ratio of girls to boys in India is lower than most of the developed world and a lot of this is by design rather than chance. A starker disparity is seen in schools ( specifically in rural areas) where boys far outnumber girls . I learnt that girls are frequently confined/ restricted to limited tasks like housekeeping and domestic upkeep. A lot of basic amenities like education / hygiene which I grew up with as a birthright was a privilege many girls were not privy to in the places I volunteered my time. So my mission was to reduce / eliminate this disparity to the best of my ability.
At the time of writing this article, the alumni of this school have progressed on to become computer programmers, teachers, musicians, sculptors, call center operators just to name a few and most importantly many of them have gone on to become mothers and start a family of their own.