Stand up, girl!
In our 2018 Stand up, Girl ! project, SEEF and its partner expressed the ambition to support over hundred Indian underprivileged girl students from the lowest Dalit caste, through:
A gender programme, primarily aimed at their self-empowerment through education.
Financial self-sufficiency, whereby eligible girls can receive a financial incentive of 1 euro per day during their study career. Rather than seeing this scholarship as charity that structurally maintains inequality, it is a leverage in the hands of the girls themselves: in return for a financial compensation, girls are supposed to engage themselves as eco-ambassadors for the youth in their local village.