Life skills training of 300 girls in Mumbai slums

Feb 8, 2012

Girls engage in community awareness and action

Exhibition of Girls
Exhibition of Girls' photos in a national seminar

Dear Friends,

Girls from our project have always engaged themselves in community outreach events to create awareness about their issues or concerns. In this report period they have reached out to academicians, activists as well as their own community members.

Sofia College for girls in South Mumbai invited a presentation on this project for their national seminar titled ‘Women’s spaces, Women’s Voices in Mumbai’ as girls are women in making. This was also the only project invited to hold an exhibition of photographs taken by girls from deprived communities. About 500 visitors viewed the exhibition. Australian social scientist and photography expert Jim Masselos had this to say about the pictures. ‘Excellent photographs on display. They show sensitivity to the subjects and to their situations. A splendid achievement.’  Prestigious Kala Ghoda festival of Mumbai is currently exhibiting some more pictures from 4th February to 12th.

Hundreds of community members turned up to be with girls on the Indian Republic day on January 26 when  girls released their newsletters and organized events such as street theater performances, speeches and  songs with motivational , social messages in four centre areas together with flag hoisting ceremony.

Your support has made it possible to expand training to girls in two additional neighbourhoods, one in a satellite township that is one of the most polluted places in India and the other that is  populated mainly by poor Muslims.

Girls release 7th issue of their newsletter
Girls release 7th issue of their newsletter
Girls release 7th issue of their newsletter
Girls release 7th issue of their newsletter

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Project Leader

Sonal Shukla

Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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