Veerni Project
Veerni Project
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled and that has made all the difference”
Robert Frost
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Durga's Documentary      National Geography article on child marriage - Shobha      Collaboration with Girls learn International Inc.     Madeleine Veronis (Award winning story – Petals)     NPR (National Public Radio)     NPR Interview    
The Veerni Project
In Hindi, Veerni means heroine or woman of strength. The Veerni Project is guided by the core belief that when girls and women are educated and healthy, they will have the strength to create positive changes in their lives as well as in their communities and gain economic independence.
Why Veerni is Needed
Around 15 million people live in western Rajasthan. 79% of these inhabitants live in small rural villages which are extremely underdeveloped. Many villages lack electricity, clean water, proper roads, schools and medical care. Agriculture and stock breeding are the principal activities but are monsoon dependent. Droughts manifest in the form of crop failure, un-replenished ground and surface water and a scarcity of fodder, resulting in a loss of livestock. Malnutrition is still widespread, and it is estimated that 46 % of Indian children are malnourished. While child marriages have been illegal for many years, they still take place on a regular basis. In India, and especially in rural Rajasthan, there is still a profound bias against girls, which has led to one of the world's lowest women to men ratio: 914 for every 1000 men.
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Veerni can educate girls and empower women because of the support of our sponsors and donors...
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The Global Foundation for Humanity and the Association du Projet Veerni has raised funds for the Sheerni Education Program in Jodhpur...
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Child Brides
In the next 10 years, an estimated 100 million girls will be married before they turn 18. On Friday, October 12, 2008, in an hour-long special broadcast, NOW took an unprecedented inside look at a global custom that devastates girls' lives and holds back communities.
Click here to watch the documentary

However very gradually change can be seen, as reported in the Times of India of November 19, 2009; 'Young girls are raising voices loud enough to be heard beyond the courtyard.' Perhaps not able to change their own lives, girls are determined that their daughters will not be married off at a young age.
To read the article click here
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