SPANDAN: building an Abuse-free Society – Safety & Self defense training to the adolescent girls

Durga Dey is the founder of the project, Safety and Self-Defense Training, located in India. The project centers on the issue of child abduction in the area. Young girls are specifically impacted by this phenomenon. India has been labeled as one of the most unsafe places for women and girls. Self-defense is a basic lifesaving skill. Young girls in the slum areas are the most vulnerable to abduction, and they do not always have access to self-defense classes.

Through this project, vulnerable children will get the opportunity to learn these skills. This project will help organizers facilitate skill building training to 90 young girls. Sessions will help them develop inner courage as well as the skills to deal with physical vulnerabilities. The goal is to help reduce the rate of kidnapping and abuse.

The Pollination Project grant will help Durga Dey purchase 2 body protector jackets, foam mats, punching pads, and promotional materials.