Circle of Women is a new kind of non-proﬁt, run entirely by full-time students and young professionals. Our mission is to collaborate with communities eager to implement innovative, sustainable, and localized solutions to increase girls’ access to secondary education in underserved and impoverished regions of the world. To date, Circle of Women has completed four projects in India, Pakistan, Malawi, and Afghanistan. These projects have allowed over 1,500 girls, all of whom are from rural backgrounds of extreme poverty, to learn, excel, and thrive. Circle of Women has also established over 20 chapters in high schools and universities across the country, and aims to cultivate a new generation of global citizens by providing chapter members with hands-on experience in organizational management, fundraising, and project management.
In the Spring of 2014, Circle of Women embarked on a new project in Indore, India. In the rural areas of India like Indore, literacy rates are as low as 29 percent, and very few individuals have the opportunity to attend primary and secondary school. Given these abysmal statistics, Circle of Women has decided to help construct and furnish a pre-existing secondary school for girls, known as Barli Development Institute for Rural Women (BDIRW). BDIRW works to facilitate the process of sustainable community development at the grassroots level by educating and training rural and tribal women in the Indore community. With Circle of Women’s help, the Institute can increase their capacity by 50 more girls in each class through the construction of a dormitory with bunk-beds, a second classroom with tables and chairs, and a computer room complete with donated computers.
Please consider donating to help these girls. With your assistance, Circle of Women and BDIRW can continue to serve these students, thereby cultivating a generation that will truly make a difference in this world.