Some Inspiring stories of Role Models, who are today loved, respected and changed their insight towards life….
Kajal student of class IX from an upper primary government school in Dakshinpuri, Delhi, has always been passionate about turning school lessons into life lessons. Our team who knew how to build leadership skills in children, especially girls, Komal constantly aims to instill hope and faith for a brighter future, amongst all her friends and other girls in the colony. It was through Our NGO programme, and Alisha her friends first came to discuss issues around girls’ rights and access to education, health and sanitation for women.
Nisha Chouhan regularly shared what she learned through our discussion with her family and neighbors, including the importance of washing hands before and after each meal, having toilets at home, and keeping homes and the neighboring areas clean. A confident, optimistic and creatively versatile student, she has become one of the strongest advocates for girls’ rights within her family and the local community.
“We can all help in making a difference to the lives of women and girls. It’s about believing in yourself, sharing your thoughts with the larger community, and ensuring that they take you seriously. That’s what we did, and we can already see the change around us”
Danvir Singh from Gonda, District. Aligarh (U.P.) has become a role model for the entire village by breaking gender stereotypes. It was during one of the gender sensitization workshops organized by LET THE SPIRIT MOVE, when Danvir Singh realized how excessive workload on women could have serious repercussions on their health. Danvir woke up early next morning and headed to the village hand pump to fetch water for the first time, and that too on an empty stomach. The moment he lifted the filled bucket, he experienced severe stomach cramps. It took him more than three days of rest and medicines to recover.
Having now experienced how women suffer from similar pain, and yet are forced to work every day, Danvir now regularly helps his wife with household chores. Inspired by Danvir of village, men fetching water in the village has become a common sight today.
Meghna had dropped out of school by the time she turned 12. Her father was an alcoholic and never cared to pay for her tuition. When it became certain that no one was going to help, Meghna took matters in her own hands. She learned about LET THE SPIRIT MOVE Centre from other girls in her class, and enrolled at the our centre. Here, she could learn for free.
For the first time in her life, Meghna is studying without any family issues. She brought her parents towards us. We counseled them and took more sessions of them. Her parents also changed in their behavior and left the addiction. Next year (Student Name) passed with good numbers.
Today Meghna is a role model for her neighboring students for inspiration. Being the eldest child in the family, she is thoughtfully building a safe future for herself and her family.
Rani Devi an elderly woman from Dakshinpuri, has become a role model the entire community.
Married at a young age, Saroj. I was among the few women from her village who had completed their primary education and was motivated to bring about a change in her environment. It was during one of the workshops organized by let the spirit moves team, when she realized the importance of joining a small business skill course.
Though her in-laws were initially against her going out of the house, she convinced them. She also motivated 2 other women to join. Being part of the small business skill course. she started saving, applied for loan through bank and started small business. With this she is financially supporting her family.
Today (small business skill course.) in-laws proudly speak of her as the pillar of the family.