MANU DREAMS BIG

One of the major highlights of this village in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan is the presence of a primary school. Surrounded by the Aravalli range, reaching here requires facing the narrow and unpaved roads. Living in one of the scattered household is the 9-year old Manu Kumari*. Manu has always been confined to her…

TEAM BALIKA DEVI RISES ABOVE HER CIRCUMSTANCES

Devi Kumari has had a tough life. Growing up among 5 siblings in a village in Rajasthan, her family often faced scarcity of food. Her parents are labourers but always gave them hope for a better future with education, a future where their children could have meals on their plates, round the clock. Unfortunately, life…

GEETA, ENROLLED IN 2014 BY EDUCATE GIRLS IS NOW A TEAM BALIKA VOLUNTEER

This story sets an example of how education can change the mindset of people and how Educate Girls is working as a catalyst to change. Geeta, who was enrolled in school in 2014 because of efforts of Educate Girls’ team is now working as Team Balika (village-based volunteer)! Sohan Lal Meena, a farmer and resident…

DINESH INCREASES INCOME FROM FARM HARVEST!

Dinesh lives in a village, situated in the hilly region in of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh. He lives here with his wife and parents. Belonging to a family of farmers, and seeing struggle and hardships, he always had a bent for social service. Every day for three years, Dinesh taught adults aged 18-65 years…

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

“When I was preparing for my Grade 10 examination, my little sister came running to me and started crying. She told me how a bank employee had humiliated my mother and sister for not being able to fill a form due to being uneducated. This incident remained with me and that day I decided that…

FEMALE ROLE-MODELS FROM THE VILLAGE HELP BRING USHA BACK TO SCHOOL

12-year-old Usha* was a bright student who loved going to school and wanted to continue to study. However, her dreams were dashed when her father decided to migrate to Maharashtra. Usha’s family comes from a village in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh. By trade, they are cotton farmers, which had not been adequate to…