This 7-minute documentary summarises progress on Samata project two years after a first round of filming. What has changed in the girls’ lives? And how did the programme support this change? What challenges remain?
The Samata programme in north Karnataka seeks to keep adolescent girls in school by working with their families, teachers and local government authorities, as well as with the girls themselves and their male classmates. Evidence has shown that completing high school protects girls against HIV and other health risks, as well as improving their economic and social options in life.
A rigorous research study by STRIVE partners Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is evaluating the effectiveness of the Samata programme overall and of its various elements.
Watch this video in Kannada
Watch a longer version (15 minutes) about the programme: Like a Banyan Tree
Watch an 8-minute documentary about the start of the Samata programme: On Our Own Two Feet