Young Women of Mahita Are Raising Their Voices

Monica Grover, who heads up the Global Fund For Children’s partnership program with Adobe Youth Voices, had the chance to visit Mahita, a grantee partner site in Hyderabad, India earlier this year.

Mahita’s mission is to develop storytelling and video production skills among the young women in Hyderabad’s economically disadvantaged communities, and has been teaching community education classes with great success for three years.

Mahita Girls & Monica Grover

Many of Mahita’s students face a range of challenging circumstances, including disapproval among family members and bullying on the way to their community learning center. In spite of these challenges, the students at Mahita have forged ahead with their education with courage and determination to make their voices heard.

“These girls and young women have experienced tremendous growth and development over the course of their involvement with the video storytelling program,” says Monica, who has visited the students of Mahita several times over the last three years.

Watch a video from Monica’s first visit to Mahita in 2009, and click through to read Monica’s full account of her visit to Mahita this year, on the Global Fund For Children website.