July 7, 2017

#SheMustCount Event Raises $75000 for Girl Education at FFLV

Our recent LA event to launch the #shemustcount series of short films proved to be an incredible success for many reasons. After months of preparation, weeks of filming in India, a great deal of editing and campaigning and support from people all around the world, the event took place in a prominent West Hollywood venue. The evening was attended by a plethora of new and old supporters of FFLV, all of who were delighted with the great food, drinks and relaxed atmosphere. Hosted by Marie Avgeropoulos, 2 of the 6 short films by Without Exception Films were premiered, allowing everyone to gain an insight into the lives and struggles of girls getting an education in rural India, and the threats such as child marriage faced by many of them. During the evening guests were treated to an exhibition of beautiful limited canvas prints by Ineke Zondag, from her collection of photographs of […]
July 7, 2017

Girls not Brides

Dear Friends,  1 in 9 girls is forced into marriage before her 15th Birthday! And We are determined to change this. This is a story of Rashmi & Gauri, the two sisters at FFLV schools who were being forced to marry as young as 16 & 12!! Their father fixed their marriage date for the 27th of July 2017, adamant that this was best for their future. We had little hope fighting against a man whose rigid orthodox beliefs were not scared of the law or any legal action against him. However, we were rigid too! Our Child Protection Team worked day in and out with the police and every government department that could help. After a few police visits and a letter of warning from the government, their father finally gave in and allowed his daughters to come back to school. They are happy to be back and are now looking forward to […]
July 3, 2017

The First Group’s Kick Up Challenge raises $21,000 for Girl Education at FFLV

Dubai-based property developer and Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) patron The First Group (TFG) recently enlisted legendary England striker Michael Owen to take part in a charity challenge with all proceeds going towards supporting the organisation’s work in India, including girls’ education.   The firm’s Co-Founder and Joint Chairman, Danny Lubert, invited the former footballer, who is also one of the company’s brand ambassadors, to perform 25 kick-ups, promising to donate AED1,000 ($272) for every kick-up completed. The former England, Liverpool and Real Madrid striker not only met, but far exceeded the challenge, performing 77 kick ups in total, equating to a final donation of AED77,000 ($21,000)!   The ‘Kick Up Challenge’ was staged at the TFG Fitness & Wellness Hub, a state-of-the-art fitness facility created for the firm’s employees and located in its Dubai headquarters.   TFG is a proud patron of FFLV and also sponsors 100 girls housed by […]