Saturday, September 24, 2016

Student to Teacher, Virat Nagar, Rajasthan, India, 2014


For the contributors to the two schools located near Virat Nagar, her portrait is being shared. Just this past week we achieved funding of these two schools thanks to a dozen who had come forward to do so. This young woman lives in the village just funded by our new team, congratulations to all involved!

This young woman used to be a student in one of the schools, while her aunt was the teacher. She went on to finish her secondary training and has now become our sewing instructor.

She has truly grown up into an incredible, young woman. When she was younger she was extremely shy, although always happy to be photographed. Now she is able to stand her ground, and carry conversations at length with foreigners and people from the foundation. She presents at first with a tough look, and then at a millisecond her smile appears... and a smile without comparison.

When we left last year she told me that she would like to open a sewing class in the village of her future husband. This made me immensely proud, for she has gone from student to teacher to activist!

We will support her in this endeavor, and in her future one as well.

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Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180 mm combination onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.