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Girls Circle

An annual learning journey for girls and young women from a leprosy community in India.

Location:
Gandhi Leprosy Seva Sangh, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Status:
Active

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What happens when a group of girls from humble roots decide to be the change and work on a radical dream that, initially, was not embraced or understood by those around them?

What happens when a group of girls from humble roots decide to be the change and work on a radical dream that, initially, was not embraced or understood by those around them?

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Magically, support and resources show up to support it.

Magically, support and resources show up to support it.

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Girls Circle is about cultivating deep ties, where the co-created space effortlessly supports the individual's development.

Girls Circle is about cultivating deep ties, where the co-created space effortlessly supports the individual's development.

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Because of the group's honest intent and a lot of hard work, these young women were the first in the community's history to successfully graduate from college.

Because of the group's honest intent and a lot of hard work, these young women were the first in the community's history to successfully graduate from college.

New circles have formed, as well as an entirely new path for girls growing up in the Gandhi Leprosy Seva Sangh.

New circles have formed, as well as an entirely new path for girls growing up in the Gandhi Leprosy Seva Sangh.

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The Girls Circle now meets annually from July until February and has been adopted by a local facilitator.

The Girls Circle now meets annually from July until February and has been adopted by a local facilitator.

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