Out of 570 global organizations, United Nations Women Singapore and MasterCard Foundation chose the young and creative Protsahan India Foundation to execute this project to churn out 100 creative slum girl micro entrepreneurs. Under this project girls rescued from points of vulnerability and abuse, from streets and slums are being trained to become artists, filmmakers, community teachers and creative micro entrepreneurs. Such creative expression is not just educational for girls, but has the power to give them a voice that would be heard. Our approach is different, as we believe in reaching numbers the right way. The approach for an individual girl has to be right before before sustainable scaling.
Protsahan India Foundation was chosen as the only organisation to receive the 25000 USD award in Project Inspire out of 570 organisations across the world. The competition was hosted by UN Women and Mastercard Foundation in Singapore in 2013, to train 100 girls from at-risk conditions in urban slums from India. The unique aspect of this project would be to train young adolescent girls as micro entrepreneurs in creative livelihoods. This will be one of the flagship projects in 2014-15, where we create role models out of these girls from the Kali Basti in the heart of the capital city of India.
We rescue girls from points of vulnerability and abuse, from streets and slums and train them to become artists, filmmakers and photographers. Such a creative expression is not just educational for girls, but has the power to give her a voice that would be heard. Protsahan's approach is different as we believe in reaching numbers the right way. The approach for one individual girl has to be right before sustainable scaling. We believe in changing the world of young girls through the creativity of Art and Cinema.
Happy, empowered women are cornerstones of happy homes. Educated, independent and confident, women entrepreneurs are not just financially independent; they are also healthier and a better understanding of human rights and gender equality.
Entrepreneurship is sustainable as it doesn't depend on the external ecosystem of whether one fits in the proverbial job market. With confidence and the necessary skills, a girl or woman who was once abused and vulnerable starts experiencing independence and financial freedom. This process is gradual, and has an unmatched power to completely transform the life of girls and women who went through abuse or child labour.