Friday 29th June and an unusually sweltering evening in London, FFLV UK held a fundraising dinner in order to enroll more girls into our schools.The event was held at the prestigious Stockley Park Pavillion, and was a sell out success with many disappointed that they could not get tickets. The evening was inspired by the ongoing campaign – #SheMustCount – which was launched by FFLV last year with a series of specially commissioned films highlighting the tremendous work of our charity . In attendance was Bollywood superstar and Philanthropist Vivek Oberoi who extended his stay in London so he could fully support the event and UK Film & TV Actor Nitin Ganatra who took a break from Filming to attend. Both spoke highly of their personal support of the charity and urged the audience to pledge in becoming a sponsor. Nitin Ganatra made a very salient point when he stated that it is not just the women that need empowering but also the […]
The Provincial Council of Alicante donated 15,000 euros towards the sponsorship of 5 girls’ University education. The deputy of Family and Citizenship, Mercedes Alonso received the international coordinator of the Indian NGO FFLV-Dharma Foundation, Rupa Raghunath Das. FFLV obtained help from the Provincial Council of Alicante of 15,000 euros to contribute to the education of girls in India. After the meeting, which was also attended by the President of the Board of the Dharma Foundation in Spain, Luis Pulido, the deputy explained that the grant, collected from the budgets of this year, will be allocated, specifically, to the provision of five scholarships for girls in Vrindavan. “The economic and social inequalities are very large in India, directly affecting women since birth”, said Alonso, who emphasized that education is essential and necessary to stop this dynamic of poverty and inequality with the girls, which is transmitted from generation to generation.
Dr. Damian Hatton, the Managing Director of InFocus has been helping FFLV for the past two years in developing strategies and policies to support and sustain the anticipated growth of the charity and to benefit even more children across Vrindavan. This time, Mr. Hatton is going a step ahead with his 3 peaks for 3 girls team. He, along with his three friends, will take on the Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) – the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge is to climb each of these three peaks – one after the other- in under 24 hours! That’s 26 miles (42km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m of vertical ascent, 3 peaks. We request you all to support Mr. Hatton in his endeavour so that they can continue to support more over the coming years, to help transform the chances of these girls, as […]