Education is Independence

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As India celebrates its 66th Independence Day on August 15th, ODAM Friends Network is coordinating a global week of action to benefit girls’ education!

Join us as we celebrate “Education IS Independence Day” during the week of August 12th to 19th! We’re hoping to raise £8,000 from our partners around the world – use your creativity, taste buds, and party skills to help educate and empower young women in India!

A global week of action to raise awareness and funds for rural education in India

Let a Girl know the world is hers too

Turkish students

6th and 7th grade students from Istanbul's Açı School Global Connections Club are arranging bake sales and designing a recipe book together with students at ODAM's KGBV school to raise money for "Education IS independence Day"

Christina Indian Meal

US volunteer Christina Billingsley arranged an Indian themed dinner party in Seattle

Preparing for the cycle ride

Former ODAM teaching volunteers training for a sponsored cycle ride across Singapore on October 26th 2013

ODAM Australia Rural Crafts

Elephants made by local women's groups were sold at the trivia night.

Turkish studentsChristina Indian MealPreparing for the cycle rideODAM Australia Rural Crafts

See what’s happening around the world – and register your event!EID Google Maps Final


Helpful links:
Event Planning – Fundraising Toolkit
Download this informational EID Flyer and use it at your event!
“Half the Sky” Movement for Girls Empowerment
2011 Statistics on Rural Girls Education in India

  • Education IS Independence

    Education is Independence Sidebar Did you ever need an excuse to host a Bollywood movie night? Get a group of friends together for Indian food? Organize an open mic night with your local South Asian cultural center? Now you've got one!

    Join us as we celebrate "Education is Independence Day" during the week of August 12th to 19th!

    We're hoping to raise £8,000 from our partners around the world- so use your creativity, taste buds, and party skills to help educate and empower young women in Tamil Nadu!
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  • Singaporean Sponsored Cycle Ride

    To support Amanda and Meryck Franklin-Ryan in their sponsored cycling event across Singapore please visit their fundraising page here.