As is a widely known fact, the condition of women in India as well the rest of the world personifies pitiful. Not only is it the horrifying numbers that shamefully indicate our high rates of female feticide (Current Sex Ratio of India in 2015 is 943 Females/1000 Males.), but also the enormously ignored, dire need of attention towards all round development of girls in India. Leaving behind the educational and medical front, girls India lag far behind in receiving affection as well. Be it a husband, mother, father, brother or any blood relation, a girl is reprimanded right from birth, till death. Lakshyam’s ideology is to make amend by tackling the issue from its very origin- beliefs and situation.
Lakshyam’s program ‘Rooh- Awakening Womens’ Soul’, meaning the spirit, is a strategically developed, three-tier project that aims at strengthening a woman’s demeanor towards life itself. Beginning from the roots, the first step is to provide remedial education to children; second is to provide an essential degree of exposure along with professional training, and third is equipping girls with a popular platform to sell their skill. Besides this, the program also targets development in ways of financial issues by organizing various workshops based on easily marketable skills that enable poor women to self-generate employment. Renowned professionals of the country personally deliver these workshops while a few have also hired competent women to work under them. Health awareness campaigns for women are organized every now and then which range from the importance of iodine in salt to spreading awareness about causes of Breast Cancer.
Lakshyam’s struggle has so far enabled a significant thousand of women to support their families. It has liberated women in the matter social rights, respect and well-deserved affection; a phenomenon far lesser acknowledged than their importance in the society. Today, our reach has widened to several parts of the country. We recently opened another center in Ghaziabad, where Lakshyam has effectively made foreseeable changes in the community. A year earlier, Ghaziabad was a community of rag pickers, who lived without electricity, education, toilets, schools and most importantly, without hope. Lakshyam rescued the society by implementing our programs and giving whatever formal training was possible to the women. The change we see is gradual, yet very real.