Through a partnership with She's the First & Shanti Bhavan Children's Project in November 2015, we hosted a 10-day workshop with young girls & boys from the Dalit caste (also known as the Untouchables). Girls learned photographic techniques the first week. During the second week, boys joined the workshop to learn photography from a special group of newly-minted teachers – the girls.
This unique journey ensured that both girls & boys experience the rewards of an arts education. Girls developed valuable leadership & presentation skills along with the confidence to become active agents of change in their own lives & communities. Boys began to understand the value & worth of girls in their community by learning a new skill through them.
Global gender equality is more than a “girls only” effort. It can only be achieved when both girls and boys understand the importance of living as equals.
KIOO Project. Picture equality.