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Can one girl make the world a better place? In Girl Scouts, she can!


“I've always seen the value in serving others, because at the end of the day, this life isn't just about me. It's about my community, my family, and my world.” –Elisheba Dhilpe, Gold Awardee

Just 3 shots can protect a person for life … that’s why Elisheba chose to focus on Hepatitis B (HBV) awareness in her hometown in India for her Gold Award Project.

How did Elisheba take action to make change?

  • Started the first “TEAM HBV” club in India at two different schools, connecting them to Stanford’s Asian Liver Center to promote sustainable action.
  • Organized a health fair and recruited a hospital to provide on the spot vaccinations for 50 people
  • Developed a partnership with Green Tara Foundation to continue her efforts as a sustainable. project to spread awareness through health outreach programs in 13 impoverished neighborhoods and 8 schools in Maharashtra.

Gold Award Projects like this one can:
Change a girl . . .
“I learned how to truly persevere, and not to let disappointment drag me down when things don’t go according to plan.”

Change a family . . .
Because of Elisheba’s partnership with Green Tara, 1,200 more children and their families in India will be educated on HBV risks, and 600 people will be vaccinated and tested in the first year of the program.

Change lives . . .
Elisheba’s project will end up touching the lives of over 4,500 people. And thanks to her leadership and the connections she made, it’s still going!

Change the world!
Over 650,000 people die each year due to complications of Hepatitis B. Through Elisheba’s project, she’s attempting to reduce this number – maybe even eradicate HBV! Now that’s changing the world!

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