WHAT & WHY?

A journey of 6,000 kms across India’s Golden Quadrilateral over 90 days to support the education
of underprivileged girl children, AND to create awareness among an audience
of 6 lakh people about “good touch and bad touch” in association with Young Indians.

"To be resourceful, is to serve a greater purpose"

Rana Uppalapati skates because it’s his passion. He skates because he can use it to move mountains, raise awareness about child-related issues and bring about the kind of change that India needs.

This is India… And her many faces

Sometimes, she goes to school.

Sometimes, she helps at home.

Sometimes, she gets 2 square meals. Or more.

Sometimes, she gets to decide about her life.

You’ll see her smile,

You’ll see her cry,

You’ll see the struggle.

And the will to thrive.

And this is our chance to do the right thing for her.

BRINGING UP THE GIRL CHILD

Travel with us through this story to tell us
how you would bring her up.

If you / your partner gave birth to a girl, would you,
When the time came for your child to go to school, would you:
As she grows older,
As she grows older still, will you,
As she turns 18, will you ensure,

GUESS WHAT!

These questions might raise some eyebrows... But this is very common in India. The best way to bring about a change is by educating the girl child, and by empowering her, so that when she grows into a woman, she can make the decision to educate her own daughter. And that’s how we start a revolution. One girl at a time.

Did you Know?

Over 38.4% of children in India
are undernourished.

Over 38.4% of children in India are undernourished.

1st

Undernourished girls make for undernourished mothers.
Almost 51% of the women of reproductive
age suffer from anemia.

Undernourished girls make for undernourished mothers.Almost 51% of the women of reproductive age suffer from anemia.

7

India suffers from a skewed child-sex ratio of
914 girls for every 1,000 boys!

India suffers from a skewed child-sex ratio of 914 girls for every 1,000 boys!

4

Only 46% of the girls in rural India ever
receive an education.
Nationally, this number rests at 65%.

Only 46% of the girls in rural India ever receive an education. Nationally, this number rests at 65%.

2nd

In rural India, 50% of the children
(predominantly girls) drop out of school
before Grade 10.

In rural India, 50% of the children(predominantly girls) drop out of school before Grade 10.

3rd

Statistics on government schools
show 27% of all children in Class 8th
were unable to read a Class 2nd level text.

Statistics on government schools show 27% of all children in Class 8th were unable to read a Class 2nd level text.

6

150 Million children in India under 18
have reported “bad touch”.

150 Million children in India under 18 have reported “bad touch”.

8

66% boys and 68% girls
living on the streets have been physically
abused at some point.

66% boys and 68% girls living on the streets have been physically abused at some point.

5

THIS ONE’S FOR HER

Follow Rana’s journey through an interactive map as he raises awareness about “good touch, bad touch” in association with Young Indians, and garners support for the education of underprivileged girl children.

See people from his eyes. Hear their stories.
Share some of your own.

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Hosur, Tamil Nadu
5907 Kms covered
16273 Girls educated