Poverty, disempowering gender norms and the tradition of early marriage force many girls to leave school early. Project Sabala aims to address barriers to girls’ completion of secondary school education. Sabala is designed and implemented by Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) as a partner in the STRIVE research consortium.
KHPT teams organised celebrations of the International Day of the Girl Child 2013 to draw attention to the power of education to transform girls’ futures. These events provided good visibility for Sabala, and gathered support from the local community, government and schools to promote girls’ schooling.
Celebrations were held on 5, 7 and 8 October 2013 in Bagalkot and 11 October 2013 in Bijapur, in North Karnataka, India. Priya Pillai took the first set of photographs, and Mahesh Doddomane photographed the cricket match.
To view the gallery, click on any image below and then on the arrows. Photographs (c) 2013 Priya Pillai/ KHPT or (c) 2013 Mahesh Doddomane/ KHPT.