The concept

Our Mission

Our Mission is to promote gender equality and support the education of girls to create a more just and equitable society.

What we do

Funding

Now we fund the higher education (undergraduate college) of motivated and hard working girls whose families lack the resources to support them. MDIP collects the money through crowd-funding, our ambassadors, and fundraisers and sends it directly to the girls’ schools/colleges through our partner, an NGO Shikshadaan, based out of Gurgaon. We keep the donors updated on the girls’ progress on our Facebook page through videos and exam results so that they know how their money is being put to use.

Mentoring

With the help of our partner Growing Leadership of Women (GLOW), we pair each student with a mentor. The mentors are educated women who volunteer their time to be a resource for our MDIP daughters and guide them in both professional and personal matters. Our mentors also host life skill sessions on topics such as Communication or Goal Setting to help our MDIP daughters prepare themselves for life after college.

More about the program can be found at this link.

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Our 2019-2020 Mentor-Mentee Cohort

Awareness

We visit lower socioeconomic areas in various cities, interact with families and speak to them about gender equality and importance of educating girls. We take their photographs and write their stories. Posting these on our Facebook page creates awareness for the cause and enables crowd funding. The polaroids act as a reminder to cherish and value their daughters.

In 2016, we partnered with BitGiving ( a crowdfunding platform) and Nanhi Kali ( a n NGO that supports girls education) to raise more than INR 3.0 lakhs through a crowd-funding campaign which helped send 108 girls to primary school for a year.

Exhibitions

The My Daughter is Precious Exhibitions aim to create awareness about the cause and attract potential supporters and donors.

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At the MDIP exhibition inaugurated by the Indian High Commisoner, Mr. Singla- Dhaka 2016

Our Fundraisers

A song for a voice- August 2018

Raised Rs.1,00,000 through a concert by student bands

Women’s Economic Forum award

Kaavya Rajesh: Young Leaders creating a better world Award winner 2018