July 15, 2017

Dharma Foundation & Juan Perán Foundation Sponsor 5 Girls to University!

Five girls will go to University thanks to the Dharma Foundation and the Juan Perán Foundation – Pikolinos.  FFLV’s “Send Her to University” program supports the 3 year University Course for girls that finish school each year. The program covers their cost of transportation, tuition, Uniform, Books & Examination Fees at college. After a girl has chosen what university course she would like to pursue, we assist her with the admission process and any other form of guidance they may need. It is essential to help them with this because these girls are from underprivileged families with no support or encouragement for them for higher studies. Due to the lack of supportive environment, many times the girls are hesitant in taking up higher education. We are really grateful to Dharma Foundation who have been a long time supporter of FFLV and have helped so many girls attend school. Also a […]
July 7, 2017

#SheMustCount Event Raises $75000 for Girl Education at FFLV

Our recent LA event to launch the #shemustcount series of short films proved to be an incredible success for many reasons. After months of preparation, weeks of filming in India, a great deal of editing and campaigning and support from people all around the world, the event took place in a prominent West Hollywood venue. The evening was attended by a plethora of new and old supporters of FFLV, all of who were delighted with the great food, drinks and relaxed atmosphere. Hosted by Marie Avgeropoulos, 2 of the 6 short films by Without Exception Films were premiered, allowing everyone to gain an insight into the lives and struggles of girls getting an education in rural India, and the threats such as child marriage faced by many of them. During the evening guests were treated to an exhibition of beautiful limited canvas prints by Ineke Zondag, from her collection of photographs of […]
July 7, 2017

Girls not Brides

Dear Friends,  1 in 9 girls is forced into marriage before her 15th Birthday! And We are determined to change this. This is a story of Rashmi & Gauri, the two sisters at FFLV schools who were being forced to marry as young as 16 & 12!! Their father fixed their marriage date for the 27th of July 2017, adamant that this was best for their future. We had little hope fighting against a man whose rigid orthodox beliefs were not scared of the law or any legal action against him. However, we were rigid too! Our Child Protection Team worked day in and out with the police and every government department that could help. After a few police visits and a letter of warning from the government, their father finally gave in and allowed his daughters to come back to school. They are happy to be back and are now looking forward to […]