Me, The Change: Susheela Demands Better Education for Girls
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Susheela, who hails from a village in Rajasthan, is a young social activist who works for education for girls. The president of a youth advisory panel in Jaipur, she also holds multiple positions within other administrative bodies which work for young women and their rights.
Susheela is associated with an NGO called Plan India, which works to promote child rights and wants to ensure that girls in her village and around receive education. She says that when girls drop out of school, she goes to their houses, along with members of her teams, to convince them to re-enrol and continue studying.
She also feels strongly against child marriage and speaks to the elders of her village and families to try and convince them to stop such marriages, which would hamper a girl’s education.
A first-time woman voter, Susheela will be voting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. One of her demands from the government is that they improve the quality of education in schools, increase the number of schools providing education till at least Class 10 and ensure more teachers for the schools in existence.
She also wants the government to eradicate gender inequality, because she feels that it is very important for girls to move forward in their lives.
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