Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Video diaries: Mamta

Are you enjoying our video diaries? By now you may have figured out you can see them all on our YouTube channel (if you can't wait any longer) but perhaps you're enjoying seeing them presented here with comment. And let me just take a moment to comment on Mamta and her story, which you can see below.

I have had the very great pleasure to meet Mamta on more than one occasion - she has a quiet confidence that is really striking, and although language is a barrier, she's just as forceful sounding to a non-Hindi speaker!

Mamta now runs sessions for her peers in Delhi, in addition to attending school. She came to our Goal Partner Summit in February to run the Body Image exercise for the whole group, and did an amazing job. She's below, third from left.


A lot of what she discusses in the video was thrown into relief for me that earlier this year, her mother passed away, leaving her with a larger share of household responsibilities, on top of Goal and school. Her father has been incredibly supportive of Mamta's education, and she hopes to be able to continue.

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