Monday, May 8, 2017

Students + Friends, Shamli District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2017


A few months ago one friend encouraged me to present this school to my Facebook circle. My thought was that two schools were already being supported by a dozen good people and asking two dozen to do even more felt like too much to ask. Thanks to that friend, these young girls' school was submitted to  my circle and two dozen people came together to offer their support.

One month ago we spent so much time in their school, as well in adjacent villages and madrasas, in order to gain further understanding of the need and to help implement the educational program desired by the community. The result so far has been very encouraging, and we have begun the implementation. We have gained the support of the community, began the process of putting together at least three sewing centers, and are working towards our first model, village school in the region.

These girls live in the village which will host the model school, and have sensed that something is happening. The energy is palpable, and their excitement has come through their portraits. It has been my honor to bring this proposal to this circle, and I look forward to sharing more news as it develops.


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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.