Tucked between Clinton and Gates, a video recording of Megha Desai, President of The Desai Foundation, performed to the viewers in a darkened room. Desai, a primary era Indian American, spoke of The Desai Foundation’s work over the earlier 25 years.
“We were specifically honored for our work during the pandemic in a program called Heroes for Humanity,” mentioned Megha Desai, President of The Desai Foundation.
— Megha Desai, President, The Desai Foundation
BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — AN EXPLORATION OF “A NEW WAVE OF FEMALE LEADERSHIP” was on the agenda of the plenary session on day one of many Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 this week in New York City, and was attended by a protracted record of notables together with Matt Damon, Bono, Ashley Judd, Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and Queen Rania of Jordan. Also in attendance had been President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton.
CGI, which brings collectively established and rising leaders for alternatives to collaboratively deal with urgent points, introduced to the rostrum such luminaries as Hillary Clinton and Melinda French Gates to discover this new wave of feminine management they see as poised to battle rising threats in opposition to human rights, ladies’s rights, and the prosperity that outcomes when these rights aren’t codified and strengthened.
The work of three nonprofits and their management had been acknowledged throughout this plenary session and one in every of them was The Desai Foundation, a Boston-based nonprofit with a sister entity in Navsari, Gujarat, India.
Tucked between Clinton and Gates, a video recording of Megha Desai, President of The Desai Foundation, performed to the viewers in a darkened room. Desai, a primary era Indian American, spoke of The Desai Foundation’s work over the earlier 25 years “empowering women and children through community programming to elevate health and livelihood.”
“We were specifically honored for our work during the pandemic in a program called Heroes for Humanity,” she mentioned within the video. “The Desai Foundation has always been about bringing health, vocational training programs, and menstrual equity initiatives to the most rural parts of the eight states we serve.”
The Desai Foundation has been quietly at work over greater than 20 years constructing alliances and belief within the communities they serve. With 30+ packages centered on elevating well being and livelihood, they had been shortly prepared and ready to put an motion plan in place when the second wave of COVID-19 hit India within the spring of 2021. In one quick 12 months, they offered direct providers to practically three million rural Indians.
“During times of urgency there can be a tendency to lean into the issue of the moment. While most NGOs during the pandemic struggled to keep their doors open, we couldn’t expand fast enough. The agile way we had developed our programming allowed us to make slight adjustments to serve our communities with what they were struggling with—health and livelihood—which are the services we provide. And because of our innovative way to deploy these services, we were invited into more and more communities,” she says as she considers their success.
The Desai Foundation’s dedication to motion is an growth of their Heroes for Humanity Initiative, which is already flexing to meet restoration wants.
“We aim to serve another two million folks this year,” says Desai, “and by ‘taking action together,’ and with the support of our supporters we will do just that.”
Contact Megha Desai at email@example.com for collaboration inquiries.
This 12 months, CGI commitments to motion complete 144. Those empowering ladies embrace Beyond the Billion’s Decabillion +Fueling Women-Led Innovation & The Funds that Invest in Them; Mann Deshi Mahila Sah Bank Ltd’s 1 Million Women Project; Native Women Lead’s Indigenous Women’s Retreat Center; Pour Les Femmes’ Givework Program—a Pour Les Femmes Foundation Initiative; Abaarso Network’s Empowering Somali Women to Become Effective Teachers; and World Class Scholars’s Global Online Ed. Exchange & Cut Teen Pregnancy/Africa.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes international and rising leaders to create and implement options to the world’s most urgent challenges. CGI works with companions to drive motion by its distinctive mannequin. Rather than immediately implementing initiatives, CGI facilitates motion by serving to members join, collaborate, and develop Commitments to Action—new, particular, and measurable plans that tackle international challenges. Through CGI, the neighborhood has made greater than 3,700 Commitments to Action which have made a distinction within the lives of greater than 435 million folks in additional than 180 nations.
About The Desai Foundation
The Desai Foundation empowers ladies and youngsters by neighborhood programming to elevate well being, livelihood, and menstrual fairness for rural India. This public programmatic non-profit has 30 packages and operates in eight states in India. For the previous 25 years, The Desai Foundation has been perfecting their programming by listening to the folks they serve. They have two award-winning flagship packages: Asani Sanitary Napkin Program for menstrual fairness; and Heroes for Humanity which began as a COVID speedy response program and has continued to impression practically 3 million folks. The Desai Foundation cultivates dignity so that folks can dream past their circumstances. Learn extra at TheDesaiFoundation.org
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