How CorStone’s Youth First and Girls First programs are strengthening resilience and changing lives for adolescent girls in Patna, Bihar India.
My name is Madhulika and I am a Master Trainer for CorStone’s Girls First program in Bihar, India. As a Master Trainer, I have very close relationships with the girls in the program. Today, I want to tell you about one of the schools where Girls First was recently implemented in rural Patna district. When […]
Girls First – Bihar update: 2,000+ adolescent girls attending peer-support program in rural India Launched in Bihar in July, over 2,000 adolescent girls in 68 schools in rural Bihar are attending our weekly Girls First program. Bihar is one of India’s poorest states, with many girls of low caste forced to drop out of school and marry by […]
We were visiting a school in a rural village of Bihar, India, sitting with some 50 girls and several mothers on the classroom floor, talking and doing some filming. A girl stood up and began telling us how much our Girls First program had changed her life, giving her self-confidence to face her problems and challenges. When […]
CorStone receives major grant from David and Lucile Packard Foundation for expansion of ‘Girls First’ in Bihar, India! We are excited to announce a major grant from the Packard Foundation in support of our Girls First program in India. The grant will provide personal resilience and adolescent health training to 3,600 girls ages 12-14 years […]
CorStone’s Family Resilience Program (FRP), which has reached nearly 200 parents in San Rafael and Marin City, CA since 2009, has just completed its fourth session in San Rafael with low-income Spanish-speaking parents. The results are in, and the program has again delivered measurable impact! The 2011-2012 FRP provided in San Rafael consisted of one fall and […]
CorStone is pleased to announce the results of the Children’s Resiliency Program for Girls (CRPG) with 1,000 girls from the slums of Surat, India. The CRPG was conducted in partnership with the Federation of Slum Dwelling Women, a cooperative of over 1,000 women in Surat. Girls in the program were 12-16 years of age, from the Dalit (so-called […]
Meet Aasha, Mina, and Ratna, leaders of the Federation of Women Slum Dwellers and CorStone’s partners in the city of Surat, India. There are over 100 slums in Surat, housing 45% of the ‘City of Diamonds’ six million inhabitants. Aasha (Hope) commands leadership of the slums. She is barely literate, having been educated only through […]