Education IS Independence

As India celebrates its 67th Independence Day on August 15th, ODAM Friends is coordinating a global week of action to celebrate that Education IS Independence! 

 We’re hoping to raise £8,000 from our partners around the world – so use your creativity, tastebuds, and party skills to raise awareness and funds to empower young women in India!


Let a girl know that the world is hers, too. 


See what’s happening around the world – and register your event! 

Global Week of Action - Events Listing

Add your event to our Worldwide Map of Actions for EID Week!

How will you celebrate?
Check out some of these fundraising ideas to bring to YOUR community! 

Bollywood movie night
Host a curry cookoff or eat-out at donating cafes
Car washes
Trivia nights or open mics with auction and raffles
Lemonade/Sweet Lime Soda stands or keggers for kids
Indian princess parties
Photo and art exhibits


Helpful links:

Download this informational EID Flyer and use it at your event!

Event Planning – Fundraising Toolkit 

“Half the Sky” Movement for Girls Empowerment 

2011 Statistics on Rural Girls Education in India