Bina Roy: GWI BRPID Projects

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Did you know that GWI has been supporting projects that empower girls and women through education and leadership development for the past 40 years?

In 1978, Graduate Women International (then the International Federation of University Women) established the Counterpart Aid Programme to provide grants to deserving projects organised by GWI’s National Federations and Associations (NFAs) from developing countries, on a competitive basis, to be further continued in country. The programme was later named the Bina Roy Partners in Development Programme (BRPID) in honour of GWI’s first Asian President.

Dr. Bina Roy

Dr. Bina Roy believed in the power of friendly and supportive links between GWI NFAs and encouraged the implementation of Counterpart Aid Programme projects. Today, BRPID are generously funded by VGIF and donations from supporters around the world. Nearly 60% of GWI’s NFAs have participated in the programme, either as sponsors or donors. GWI recently approved projects for 2017-2018 cycle and details about each valuable project are forthcoming. GWI thanks VGIF for its continued support!