2017.06.13 (FFLV): On June 15th, Marie Avgeropoulos, a renowned actress and one of the stars of the popular Emmy-nominated sci-fi series “The 100” will host an event to benefit Food for Life Vrindavan in Los Angeles. The event will feature a documentary about the charity by Avgeropoulos’ “Without Exception Films”.
During the event, Ms. Avgeropoulos will share about her recent trip to Vrindavan, and will be taking questions from the audience about her experience.
In the first week of April, Marie Avgeropoulos visited Food for Life Vrindavan, a charity that offers free education to girls from economically-challenged families. During her visit, Marie attempted to learn about and document the problems girls face in the underprivileged sections of society. Marie’s visit was a very moving one to say the least, and she shared her experience with FFLV:
“My experience in Vrindavan, India, with the FFLV girls was life-changing. I went into this project unsure of what to expect. I was quickly greeted with a very warm welcome by the amazing young girls at the FFLV schools and began an incredible journey and lasting friendships. They inspired me. They live in such a chaotic city, in complete poverty, but even with so many obstacles they are so positive and thankful. The school program is a pathway to transform each and every one of the students into confident, healthy and extremely intelligent young women. The schools equip them with the tools they need to become educated and therefore independent, and in the process end the cycle of child marriage and have a career. They will be able to lead a life that doesn’t include old-fashioned traditions that are, unfortunately, the fate of so many without the opportunity to attend school. Sponsorship is so important to save a girl’s life; for such a small price, it makes a huge impact. I will never forget my experience in Vrindavan and I feel so honored and privileged to have had this opportunity.
“I will continue to follow and support the girls and FFLV. To find out more about what happened in Vrindavan while I was there, you can follow our campaign #SheMustCount on Twitter @fflvIndia, Instagram – fflvIndia and Marie Avgeropoulos; also on Facebook – Food For Life Vrindavan. And look out for a series of short films about my visit coming out in June.”
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