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Nestled in the Doon Valley in the foothills of the Great Himalayas, Dehradun serves, as the capital city of Uttarakhand . Uttarakhand was primarily known as a notable academic and research hub and had Male and Female literacy rates of 92.65% and 85.66% respectively. Despite the high literacy rate, a large number of girls from the weaker socio-economic background were unable to complete their education, the reasons behind this were poverty, child marriage, and gender- based issues .
USF programme began in Dehradun City in the year 2008 with 210 girls and since then it has impacted the lives of 778 girls by providing a holistic development through the USF programme by introducing various capacity building and employability workshops, mentoring and social awareness programmes along with financial support. In the year 2020-21, we have inducted 30 Shalinis through an online selection process due to the pandemic, Covid-19. Currently, in Dehradun, we are supporting 157 girls.