Stories from the field - India

Shalia's Story         

Shalia is a young college student from Sanjay Camp in New Delhi. She has grown up in a world where educating men is valued more highly than educating women. In Indian society, girls simply do not have the same educational opportunities as boys, especially those who live in rural areas. Read her story here.

periods stopping girls from attending school  

Mamta Kumari is a 15 year old girl who lives in Khenqa village, Munger disctrict, Bihar. She lives with her mother and is the only child of her family. Her father passed away a couple of years ago. Living in a poor economical family, she had to dropout from school and never recieved an education about menstrual hygiene and health. Read Mamta's story here.

"My whole volunteering journey with Restless Development is a unique experience"  

Meet Mukhi Murmu, a volunteer inspiring other young people in her community to have healthier and more productive lives.

"We need to take collective action"  

Pooja Kapahi, Restless Development's Communications Coordinator in New Delhi, India, is working with communities often left behind, training them to hold leaders to account on issues that affect their lives. Here she explains why this is so vital.

Fighting social norms  

Shivani is a young, dynamic 18 year old from Dakshinpuri (an urban slum) in New Delhi. She trains other young women to become active citizens and gives them job support to join the work force. Find out more about Shivani here.









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