Provide Indian Girls with Leadership Development

Jun 20, 2013

Girl Power Helps Girls in India Succeed

Part of the Ekta Adolescent group
Part of the Ekta Adolescent group

Thanks to the Global Giving community for your generous support of girls’ education in India.  On a recent visit to the Lalwi village in Bahraich, India we met a group of girls barely into their teens that are talented, enterprising and confident.  This may seem like nothing ordinary to most, however in parts of India girls are seen as less than in society. These groups allow for girls to come together and mentor and encourage one another.  

One of the girls in the group also serves as a mentor to some of the others, Rohini, whose father runs the village ochestra, that many in the group are also a member.  Rohini is a talkative girl, but she is also a great singer and dancer who hopes to one day own a beauty salon.  Not long after joining the adolescent group, Rohini was able to stop two child marriages and delayed one in her own village, as well as one in a nearby village.    

Before joining the group these girls were all in the same village and same school, but hardly spoke to one another. Now that this group has started they are all very close to one another.  Their unity is strength, whenever they step out together everyone takes notice.  Whether it is taking a stand against child marriage to helping out one another's family, they are a unit.  This group is helping to mold the leaders of tomorrow and this is a great way to help in the transformation of their community.

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Paul Towne

Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
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