Supported girls and women in distress.

Eksaath Foundation does a lot of campaigns for raising funds for various programs and also consumables. Few months ago we received a large donation of girls and womens clothing, some 116 pieces which included  tops, dresses, frocks, track pants, skirts and these were in very good condition. We can’t thank the donors enough.

This clothing was then sorted and catalogued. Our goal was to find the right recipients for them. It took us a long time to find girls who could really use them. And till we did, we held on to the clothing – for weeks. But we were able to find homes and shelters, where girls who came from distressed backgrounds lived, were studying, and trying to do better.

All the clothing we collected went to homes that housed some 153 girls – from young kids to young college going girls and women. Could we help all? Probably not. But we would like to. We would like to do lots more.

Eksaath Foundations goal is to help girls and women deal with emotional violence. These need not be from absolute state of poverty and violence, but sometimes from regular home leading distressful and emotionally traumatic lives. Campaign for clothing is just one way to support them.

If you wish to support Eksaath in its work, please contact us.

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Donated clothing for shelter for victims of violence

Eksaath Foundation donated clothing to a home for girls who have been through domestic violence and other forms of distress.  The girls are homed in the shelter and taught various life skills. Eksaath is happy to support such girls in any way possible.

If you wish to support Eksaath in its endeavor, please contact us.

 

Donated clothing to shelter for abandoned girls

Eksaath Foundation donated clothing to a home for abandonned girls, girls in distress, girls who have been rescued etc.

Some of the clothing would be used for the girls at the home and some given to girls who have left the home, are working and trying to make their mark in this world.

If you wish to support Eksaath in its endeavor, please contact us.

 

Dealing with Pain & Trauma Session with SYBA girls

Eksaath conducted its program with girls from second year arts. As we conducted the program and through our exercises, we found that every 3rd or 5th girl has gone through some form of assault – from inappropriate touching in buses or on the street to beating from boyfriend to sexual molestation at home.

And the thing is most girls felt hurt that this happened, but were not equipped to understand how to deal with this hurt. As is the case with all of us.

Dealing with pain requires prioritisation simply because it impacts every other aspect of our life. Is it possible to deal with pain in a structured manner? Yes.

Call us for a session at your college or workplace. Emotional trauma can be dealt with.

Managing pain and trauma session with 18 year old girls

Eksaath conducted a session with 18 year old girls. The session lasted 3 hours where we discussed how abuse and violence impacts our every day life. And how we can do things that can limit our threshold of pain.

Managing self respect is a key component to dealing with esteem issues. If we can limit assaults on our sense of self, we can learn to walk away from domestic violence situation or even tackle it the first time it happens. But dealing with violence requires a presence of mind and a strong sense of self. That its not ok for a man to hit a woman or abuse her or say mean things or emotionally incapacitating things. The threshold for pain must be low so that at the first instance, the girl or woman says its not OK. Not that its ok because I love him (boyfriend, husband, any other) or he is angry or i may be wrong or he really loves me but this or that. Violence at home is not OK. And cannot be justified under any circumstances.

Call us for a session at your college or workplace. Emotional trauma can be dealt with.

Have not spoken to the boy I am marrying! Help

Eksaath had just finished a session with the third year girls in a finance course. A girl walked up to me and said, could she speak to me after the sesssion?

We sat outside the principals office and she shared how her father was getting her married to a boy she had not spoken to. She was 21 and the boy 23 years old. She was the eldest. She had 5 other sisters and  came from a family with limited financial means. The engagement had happened a day before my session. The wedding was to happen a month later.

She was afraid and she did not wish to get married. She was worried about two things – she would not be allowed to work outside and the boy did not look that great.

As we began to have a conversation,  I queried her on various issues. By the end of our conversation, she  knew she could work from home. The boy wanted her to study further and was OK with her staying at her parents house while she completed her education. He was 23 years old without any family and was thought to be responsible. She acknowledged she had heard good things about him from many people. There were many positive things that boy had, according to her, which she had not thought of before.

As our conversation began to end, she seemed relieved and shared a weight had been lifted off her shoulder and she was more comfortable with the idea of getting married. By the end of our interaction, she was laughing and got into the selfie mode!

Most often our fears are genuine but may not be valid. When they go unaddressed, they make a genuinely small issue into a very very big one. To not get married was not an option for her. But she was entering into a relationship with all sorts of biases and fears.

All Eksaath did, was to help her gain a different perspective about her situation, that empowered her and see the bigger picture, her future. If you feel trapped in an emotionally traumatic state, contact us. We are here to listen.

Session with girls in Third Year Bachelors of Finance

Eksaath conducted its program on ‘How to Manage Pain and Trauma’ with girls pursuing third year bachelors of finance at a womens college. This time we had an issue resolution session too where we discussed various problems girls were facing at home and work.

The program helped girls raise many issue relating to sexual molestation, parental and family abuse, lack of support – for work or education, emotional issues with mothers, abusive romantic relationships etc.

Our discussion helped girls to understand how they could start viewing pain in a different light and attempt to move past it.

Eksaath was able to resolve a pre-marital issue of a 21 year old girl who was conflicted about marrying someone she had not met. Many emotional issues get seeded more in doubt or the unknown nature of the situation one has to handle. And sometimes all one needs is a perspective.

If you or anyone you know needs counselling, please contact us.