A Courageous Student in Delhi Inspires Social Change

February 14, 2017

Girls' Education, India

 

Support Tomorrow's Leaders

Neelam was 12 years-old when her mother enrolled in her Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program. Like many girls in Delhi, she grew up in an impoverished family without enough food to eat or clothes to wear. At 15, her mother’s health declined and her father developed a drinking problem, forcing her to take responsibility over the household. With her independence came waves of local resistance. Yet, armed with the confidence developed through life skills classes, Neelam stood up for herself and her independence. She’s now an inspiration to her community and an agent of social change. Neelam’s just one of the 38,000 girls across Asia and Africa battling cultural, financial and safety issues to graduate secondary school. By becoming a monthly donor, you help ensure more girls have the mentorship and resources to #BeBoldforChange!

Related Articles

Room to Read Celebrates Programmatic Milestones: 20,000 Communities Impacted Thr...


November 01, 2017

Press Releases, India

Read More >

Life Kept Knocking Her Down, but this Twelfth Grader Refused to Give Up


September 07, 2017

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Rajasthan Girl Garners the Power to Negotiate for a New Life


June 27, 2017

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Room to Read's Star-Studded NY Gala Raises $2.8 million for Programs in India


May 12, 2017

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Life Skills Give Girls Real World Tools for Success


March 28, 2017

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Room to Read India Recognized with Two Media Awards for Children’s Rights and Ge...


March 23, 2017

Press Releases, India

Read More >

National Girl Child Day puts focus on kids living on the edge


January 25, 2017

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

How Roshanara Changed Her Story


December 12, 2016

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Proud Father Invests in his Daughter’s Dreams


December 05, 2016

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

The Nonprofit Using Scavenger Hunts to Research Girls' Education


November 21, 2016

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Measuring the Effectiveness of a Life Skills Education


November 03, 2016

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Multiyear Strategizing at This Year’s Country Management Conference


October 18, 2016

Literacy, India

Read More >

For India’s School Girls, How One Father’s Support Gets Multiplied


March 14, 2016

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

#ThankstoEducation I Can Teach Girls the Skills They Need to Make Key Life Decis...


November 06, 2015

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

International Day of the Girl: Meet Shabnam Whose Courage Has Inspired Hundreds ...


October 09, 2015

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Now This Girl Knows How to Handle a Street-Harasser


February 24, 2015

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Social Mobilizers in India and Vietnam Get a Boost from Technology Pilot


May 20, 2013

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

"A Mother's Day Tribute: The Role of Women and Parenting in Girls' Education Aro...


Erin Ganju

| May 09, 2012

Girls' Education, India

Read More >

Invest in children's education today.