Vidya Balan has teamed up with Anushla Kapoor’s fundraising platform, Fankind. Vidya will play Virtual Antakshari with five lucky winners to support NGO Arpan, that works towards the wellbeing of child sexual abuse survivors.
The campaign with Vidya Balan will start on 14th November, which marks the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru and is celebrated in the form of Children’s Day. As the whole nation will also be celebrating Diwali, the actress has decided to start a conversation on this very sensitive but integral topic of how to keep children safe from abuse.
Vidya says, “Its heart wrenching to know that 1 of 2 children experience some sort of Sexual Abuse, on this Children’s day lets all of us take a pledge to keep the children in our homes, society safe from abuse and let them flourish with love hope and joy. Fankind has joined Arpan and me in this journey to keep a World free of Child sexual abuse, have you ?”
About Fankind* –
Fankind.org is an online fundraising platform founded by Anshula Kapoor, that brings fans, celebrities & charities together by curating one of a kind celebrity-related experiences for fans while helping raise funds for social causes. They help raise funds for NGOs across the country who are doing important work on the ground, as well as provide access to fans by helping them interact with their favourite celebrities.
About NGO Arpan:-
1 in 2 children experiences some form of Child Sexual Abuse (both boys and girls), while 1 in 5 faces severe sexual abuse (Ministry of Women and Child Development Study, 2007).
Arpan is one of the very few organizations working on this issue in India for 13 years.
To-date, Arpan has empowered over 130,000 children and 100,000 adults, counselled 8000 children who disclosed abuse and stopped all ongoing abuse. Arpan has trained over 8000 govt. and non-govt. professionals to implement the program who in turn have reached out to 1.13 million (11.3 lakh) children and adults.