Lifeskills education empowers 5 Lakh girls in Telangana

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Kavita (name changed), the eldest of the three sisters in her family, was facing pressure from her mother and extended family to get married, while still in standard 12. Kavita’s mother wanted to get her married as her father’s recent demise was putting financial pressure on the family. She wanted to use the money to get Kavita married instead of investing further in her education, but Kavita was adamant to complete her education. Feeling helpless, Kavita reached out to her teachers. The teachers stepped in to support Kavita immediately and were able to successfully convince her mother to let Kavita continue with her education.

Kavita says that she found the courage to stand up against the family pressure because of the ‘Life Skill lessons’ she received as part of the Room to Read’s (RtR) intervention with her school. “It was there, that I gained an understanding of…

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