Leela, 15, part-time enrolled, rural Rajasthan
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A small donation can turn a rural girl into a girls' leader, like Leela, 15 years old, from the tribal belt in Rajasthan. Her parents finally agreed on sending her to school half a day, so she could still manage to do her duties.
In the morning, she studies Hindi, English and Maths in a public school in Bali. Very eager to learn, she has made great progress and grown a confident young lady. Leela was recently elected as one of the school’s Bal Sabhas members. As a girl’s leader she participates in life skills activites and motivates other girls to learn.
Back home in the afternoon, she helps her sisters with the rural girl’s everyday duties: fetching water and collecting fire wood for the evening meal. Finally having time for homework, Leela teaches her younger sisters what she has learned at school.
Please help us making more deals with parents and turn many more girls like Leela into confident young leaders!
A happy girl packs her schoolbag
On the way to school
Leela enjoys her morning classes
She's made many friends at school
After school she helps her sisters with the chores
Finally, after dinner she has time for homework!
And time to teach her sisters what she has learned