Friday, February 26, 2016

Young Student + Wall, Nirvanavan Foundation, Rajasthan, India, 2016


Today we visited one of two schools for girls and were delighted to be welcomed by so many familiar faces. The past ten days have been nothing short of heaven, seeing the good work of the foundation and seeing the schools flourishing for the sake of these beautiful girls. 

Seeing the girls writing on their black tablets, and thewomen sitting down to learn sewing brings it all back home for me. Today we dropped off five sewing machines, thanks to the generosity of Farida and her beautiful family. The women were beyond delighted at the sight of the new machines, and put them to use immediately.

Tomorrow we will visit the same village and interview the women, and record their stories photographically and through video.

Later this afternoon we visited our second school in the area, and photographed the same students from last year.. and many more. For this young student my camera waited an entire year, and was nothing short of trembling when she stepped out with this smile just a few hours ago.

This was our last photograph of the day, at least featuring our students. She stood in front of her neighbor's wall, as the sun set for the evening. The light was just perfect, as was her confident smile. Seeing her do so in front of thirty people inspires me to do even more to support the schools, to ask my family and friends to do the same.

The schools are working, and this young girl's smile says it all!


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.