The Chavan Family

Parental support for education can make all the difference to a girl’s chance of education.

This film – 5 mins, 30 secs long – introduces the Chavan family. Although his own work as a stonemason is tough, Mr Chavan is determined to give his daughters the education they need to get better jobs. He has become a champion of his own daughters staying in school and encourages others to think differently too.

The Samata programme includes many different measures to encourage girls and their families. These include:

  • regular home visits to the family by the outreach worker
  • extra tuition classes to support girls to understand their subjects and to ask questions
  • career counselling to guide students’ choices

A father such as Mr Chavan can play a part in shifting norms and assumptions about what girls can and can’t do.

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