Sophie’s trip to Unique Home

Since setting up in 2010 we have been working with the amazing charity Unique Home for Girls, so I’m really pleased to announce that in the early part of 2013, I will be going to visit the home to help build a new website as well as provide social media training to the girls.

Due to the dowry system, boys are all too frequently regarded as the preferred sex and consequently infanticide is often the chosen path for women who feel they have no alternative..Unique Home for Girls provides safe surroundings for those that are fortunate enough not to be killed at birth. The home has one simple goal – to give these girls back their lives.

Prakash Kaur is the woman behind the home and was abandoned as a baby herself over 60 years ago. Since the home opened in 1993, Prakash Kaur has worked tirelessly to provide endless love and care to the girls in the home, who range from just a few weeks old to young adults.

See the full story here

Thank you from Unique Home for Girls

The Trustees at UK Friends of Unique Home would like to thank everyone in US, Canada and indeed worldwide for such an amazing response to the recently broadcast ABC News 20/20 media report from the US.

The emails and messages have been rolling in at pace. This said, we can reassure everyone that you will receive a personal reply in the forthcoming weeks. All we ask is that you bear with us.

Please take the time to browse the website as it will provide you with an insight into Unique Home for Girls in India in addition to outlining our connection to the Home.

The contact details and postal address of Unique Home for Girls, Punjab, India, and our own contact details can be found in the ‘Who we are’ drop down menu on this website.

Once again we would like to thank you personally for supporting Unique Home for Girls, your generosity and thoughtfulness is truly appreciated.

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We are delighted to confirm that since the ABC 20/20 report was broadcast across the US in December it created a massive response and we are grateful as it raised awareness of the Home.

Please take the time to browse the website as it will provide you with an insight into Unique Home for Girls in India in addition to outlining our connection to the Home.

The contact details and postal address of Unique Home for Girls, Punjab, India, and our own contact details can be found in the ‘Who we are’, drop down menu on this website.

Presently Unique Home for Girls, Punjab is not connected with the WWW community.

When making contact please address enquiries to Bibi Prakash Kaur (Founder and Present Project Manager) or Alka her Assistant.

Please also bear in mind the possible different Time Zone if contacting the Home by phone.

If you are thinking of sending clothing/toys then please note that the policy of the Home is to accept NEW items only.

It should also be noted that shipping costs to India can be cost prohibitive in comparison to the actual cost of the item(s) being sent.

If you are considering making a monetary donation then please utilise one of the methods outlined on the ‘How to Donate’ drop down menu on this website.

If however you have a specific enquiry not covered by the above then please continue to complete our enquiry form at Contact Us.

We would like to thank you personally for supporting Unique Home for Girls, your generosity and thoughtfulness is truly appreciated.

 Thank you. Go to the ABC News story here.

Over £2000 pounds donated

In February 2008 I was privileged to lead a group of eight teachers from Sheffield LA on a TIPD (Teacher’s International Professional Development) on a week’s visit to the Punjab, in order to compare provision for Gifted and Talented pupils from nursery upwards. Our itinery covered schools and Teacher Training in Amritsar, Ludhiana, and finally Jalandhar. Our host was the Cultural Attaché for the Punjab.

We were all so impressed by the warm welcome at every establishment we visited. The children responded lovingly, the staff inquisitive and thirsty to find out more about us as we did of them. Who could ever forget the children in the orphanage, the amazing dance and musical ability, the pride in cultural heritage, the determination to improve mixed with the poverty and sights, sounds and aroma that is India? Let alone the traffic!

On reflection those with so little gave so much and we felt truly passionate about wanting to further support the needs of the children we had seen. During our visit we had managed to secure small mats for all the younger children to sit on in class for one school. Shoeboxes filled with gifts were sent out but this was not enough. Through fund raising events such as sales of poetry books written by pupils in one school, to sales of “Stars not Christmas cards”, and sponsored events we managed to raise the donation that we are now pleased will support the Unique Home for Girls in Jalandhar.

 

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