“Educated Women Better Future for Us”

July was in the sign of demonstration supporting girls’ and women’s rights to quality education. There were about fifty participants, mainly students and teachers from the three surrounding villages. The demo was part of the two-day competition in reading and writing of the girls from sixth to eighth classes. The banners were in Urdu, Hindi and English with mottos “Educated Women Better Future for Us”, “Every Girl Must Be Sent to School”, etc. In the afternoon the parade went through Thangso via Ski to Kargyak. Although from the European point of view the demonstration had a minimal effect, we were pleased by enthusiasm of the teachers and students who prepared the demo, and we were absolutely astonished that people in this remote area think about the accessibility and quality of women’s education. We are glad that we were a part of this happening. Anna and Liba

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