Akhand Jyoti has been running a unique girl education, development and empowerment program since 2009, which involves encouraging girls to play football. Football (traditionally played only by men) is used as a medium to show that girls when given opportunities and support are very capable of flourishing in all walks of life.The program works on the principle of
Girls are given free boarding, education, vocational training and an pportunity to gain a formal academic qualification as an optometrist. They are later offered employment within Akhand Jyoti opening up a way for a better life.
She can easily earn more than 20 times the per capita earning of the rural families in India, creating significant opportunities in her family’s livelihood and improving gender parity in the society.
all of which afflict girls in provincial Bihar.
Girls typically from a relatively poor social and economically weak background are inducted into the program, usually between the ages of 10 to 12 years.
A girl selected for the national team (by the age of 17) is entitled to a government job.
to make a broader social impact.
Football used to
Awakened girls lead to
change in mindsets
Our girls inspire
other women to act
as change agents
Girls are empowered
to lead blindness
Donate to transform a girl into a qualified optometrist through our ‘Football To Eyeball’ program.
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