July 3, 2017

The First Group’s Kick Up Challenge raises $21,000 for Girl Education at FFLV

Dubai-based property developer and Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) patron The First Group (TFG) recently enlisted legendary England striker Michael Owen to take part in a charity challenge with all proceeds going towards supporting the organisation’s work in India, including girls’ education.   The firm’s Co-Founder and Joint Chairman, Danny Lubert, invited the former footballer, who is also one of the company’s brand ambassadors, to perform 25 kick-ups, promising to donate AED1,000 ($272) for every kick-up completed. The former England, Liverpool and Real Madrid striker not only met, but far exceeded the challenge, performing 77 kick ups in total, equating to a final donation of AED77,000 ($21,000)!   The ‘Kick Up Challenge’ was staged at the TFG Fitness & Wellness Hub, a state-of-the-art fitness facility created for the firm’s employees and located in its Dubai headquarters.   TFG is a proud patron of FFLV and also sponsors 100 girls housed by […]
July 3, 2017

Awareness, Education & Pompoms!

Dear Friends, It really encourages & inspires us when someone goes an extra mile to help FFLV girls. We recently had Lizzy Medynskyj (Creator of Above the Canopy), visit FFLV. When she went back she decided to organize a Pompom Making Workshop to spread awareness about girl education and to raise funds. The workshop raised $250 AUD which she donated towards FFLV girls. We are really grateful for that Lizzy! The drive behind her efforts was her experience here at FFLV. She shared her heart with us in her writing below: My name is Lizzy. I’m an artist and knitted jewellery designer and creator from Sydney, Australia. I was inspired to visit India by my yoga teacher and friend, Keith Kempis who was about to lead a pilgrimage. It was billed as an ‘exploration of India’s creative heart’. With Seema Johari as our guide, we visited Vrindavan and the Hare Krishna temple, the Goshala and […]
June 14, 2017

100% Result for SMS Girls!

Dear Friends,   “There is no force more beautiful than a girl determined to RISE”   And our girls at Sandipani Muni Schools are!   We are pleased to share with you that the board results for 10th and 12th Graders are out and ALL the girls have passed. Each year thousands of students appear for their board exams in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Our girls too prepare for these yearly exams that determine a lot for them in terms of their carreer in the years to come. We would also like to share with you the names of the girls who have scored outstandingly in the exams:   From the 10th grade we have Pooja Singh who topped the school with 83.83% Poonam Sharma  ranked second with 83.33% & Pooja Gorain stood third with 82.00%   From the 12th grade Sanju topped the school with 83.00% Followed by […]