Selvi and Bhavani: Power in generations

“I am so proud of you, my daughter! You are the only girl in secundary school in this whole community. You are a great inspiration for the other girls in your village. I know for sure that you will accomplish your dreams. Your are so strong.”
– Selvi (34), mother of Bhavani

You are my loving and caring mother. I feel that you love me through the way you talk to me and take care for me when I am ill. You encourage me to change our situation. You are a great mom.”
– Bhavani (16), daugther of Selvi

Selvi and Bhavani live in the south of India and participate in the Community Development Program of Help a Child. Supported and empowered by this program, Bhavani is making history by attending secundary school as the very first girl in her community!

Photo credits: Marjan van der Lingen