This past week we were out of touch with the internet community, and in touch with the Muslim community in Mewat, Haryana. We visited two of our schools in this area and were rewarded with enthusiastic students and wonderful classrooms filled with learning material and colorful images.
The girls in this community are especially vulnerable, and many lack access to education for a variety of reasons. Many of the parents see the government system as lacking, and thus see little need to send their children to schools where the teachers show little regard for their children. Other parents need their girls to tend to the younger siblings, to the house chores and to the fields.
So the two schools Humana People to People India has set up in this area are doing quite well, and have led to a dozen more Step Up Centers to include over 300 girls. This young girl belongs to one of our schools, and she stands in front of her classroom. It is for the time being located in the teacher's home, a beautiful and secure premise for these girls to gain a quality education.
Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2, edited for size and sharpness only.