Dear Friends, We are happy to share with you that Nicole from Sydney hosted a charity night at her Yoga Studio to raise money for the Sandipani Muni girls school, with the help of Keith Kempis. They raised $420 Australian dollars on the night of the event. The event was called Circle of Joy held at Nicole’s local yoga studio : Body Awakenings. They began with a yoga practice followed by some beautiful Kirtan lead by the wonderful Keith Kempis. Thank you so much Nicole for organising this, and to Keith for constantly helping FFLV. We are so grateful for your efforts, it is going to help the girls of Vrindavan get an education.
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 […]
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 […]