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Girls suffer the most in poverty, yet they have the greatest potential to end it. PDG Deepa Willingham, who is the mother of one of our club members, started PACE Universal to educate and nurture the holistic development of girls in the world’s poorest regions.

The Piyali Learning Center is a fully equipped and environmentally sustainable school for more than 200 girls ranging from nursery to 12th grade. Each student receives a state-approved academic education, books and supplies, uniforms, breakfast and lunch, hygiene kits, medical care and life skills training. On this three-acre site, girls have access to computer labs and large classrooms where they study subjects from math and English to dance.

In the 2020-21 Rotary year, RCGA sponsored four girls ages 4-6 as they began their educational journey. This sponsorship continues in the 2021-22 Rotary year.

If you would like to help sponsor girls at the Piyali Learning Center, do not hesitate to reach out to us at

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