UNSUNG HERO: MOTHER HOPE A.K.A Prakash Kaur
FOUNDER OF UNIQUE HOME FOR GIRLS – PUNJAB INDIA
Due to many cultural and economic reasons, boys in Punjab-India are regarded as the preferred sex and consequently female foeticide and infanticide is often the chosen path for women who feel they have no alternative. You would think that education and awareness would put an end to these practices but unfortunately not. 274 girls die every day in Punjab; many before they are even born. The death of young girls in India exceed those of young boys by over 300,000 each year and every 6th infant death is specifically due to gender discrimination.
Unique Home for Girls is a home for unwanted, abandoned girls in India.The woman behind the home is Prakash Kaur, who was herself left on the streets as a baby 60 years ago. Widowed at an early age and thrown out by her husband’s family, she has dedicated her life to the noble mission of rescuing unwanted newborn girls and giving them a secure home and a future that girls of today’s world deserve. She has touched the lives of many who’ve been cruelly shunned by their own. Some girls newly born and found in drains; others – left on the highway or discovered in fields
The provisions of food, clothing, utilities and education fees started off with Prakash using her own funds.Since then these provisions are purely funded through donations.I have also taken a plight to contribute. It may not be much but I believe it will still hold immense value and I am reaching out to you all to help me with this.
Prakash Kaur although in her 60’s she still retains the strength to care for all her “daughters”.But at her age how long will she carry on?Please help me to help her. I am one of the lucky few to have come from a loving and encouraging family.But there are thousands of defenseless girls out there that do not have that privilege.Her plight is simple - “don’t throw away your daughters – give them to me”