Girl Stars - Tehseen the Girls' Hostel Warden
Uploaded on Feb 28, 2008

Tehseen works as a girls' hostel warden in Kasturba Gandhi Girls School (Balika Vidyalaya) in Guruwa, Gaya district, Bihar. Tehseen looks after as many as 70 girls who have come to stay at the hostel to be able to complete their education. Parents leave their daughters in Tehseen's care, knowing that they will be safe, healthy and learn as much as they can. Her father died when she was just seven months old and her mother worked in other people's houses unable to make ends meet.

The "Girl Stars" project includes this series of films documenting the stories of girls from the most disadvantaged communities across five northern states of India who, through attaining education, have managed to break the shackles of socio-economic constraints and make successful, self-sufficient lives for themselves. These young women have become role models in their communities and beyond, inspiring girls to go to school and continue their education.

 

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