Friday, February 28, 2014

Student + Rooftop, Girls Bridge School, Humana People to People India, Rajasthan, India, November 4, 2013

In another village a school has reopened in collaboration with Humana People to People India. This young girl now has a chance for an education at least three hours per day. She attends classes in the morning and then tends to her family's chores for the rest of the day. This balance will allow her to gain sufficient traction in order to merge with the formal government system in three years, allowing others like her to enter the Humana People to People India school.

She stands here on the roof of her teacher's house, in its kitchen. This is also the space being used for classes, with trees all around waiving restlessly with the wind like the spirits present in each of these girls. The long for education and now have their chance.

This was made possible just this past summer through two benefits, one at Artistic Muse Gallery and the other at the Cleveland Print Room. You are looking at the result of these benefits, and for those contributing she acknowledges the efforts.

Halim Ina Photography
Humana People to People India


  1. Hi Halim,

    My name is Ryan Carters. I run a charity in Australia called Batting for Change (see We use cricket events to raise money to fund projects supporting tertiary education for economically disadvantaged young people in Nepal and India.

    I love your blog and especially this beautiful image. Would you give me permission to use this photo in a short promotional video we are currently creating to promote Batting for Change? Please respond on

    I would need you to send a high-res copy if you are willing.

    Many thanks,

  2. Anything to further the cause of education dear good man, anything!