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Lifting Up Entire Communities

To make a difference in a child’s life, we must address the environment in which they live. As part of our mission, Goonies Educational Trust takes a holistic approach to our work and where possible, aims to improve conditions in entire communities.

One central focus of our community-based activities is supporting women and girls. We want to ensure that boys are taught to respect girls. We want to teach girls to respect themselves and expect that respect from others. To that end, our initiatives include:

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Our community initiatives reach all ages. In our project in a Bodhgaya( Rural Villages), for example, adults participate in our HIV and tuberculosis awareness workshops and children come to enjoy our holiday fairs at Christmas time and for Diwali, Indian New Year. In addition to these activities, we are dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities we support, by:

One central focus of our community-based activities is supporting women and girls. We want to ensure that boys are taught to respect girls. We want to teach girls to respect themselves and expect that respect from others.