Students put on a play for their school
Since our last update, Milaan has been working with students on activating their peer groups and communities surrounding key issues. This Holi, students at a KGBV (Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya), a government school for marginalized girls, in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, presented a play on the importance of girls in society.
The play was led by a Milaan Girl Icon Fellow and performed in front of the entire school. The smiling faces that cheered the play on represent students challenged by circumstances and societal attitudes, many with dreams to change their community themselves.
Girls from rural backgrounds, like many of these students, face daunting barriers in completing their education. Only 1 in 100 girls complete 12th grade in rural India according to Dasra.
Later, the Milaan Team visited the surrounding village of another student, at her request, and spoke with her family on allowing all the girls in the family to attend school.
It’s students like this who Milaan believes can create a real and lasting shift in societal views surrounding educating girls. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with these changemakers – with your help!
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