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|International Women's Day (March 8), a day for celebrating the achievements of women in various fields, was celebrated in various ways by students of Pratham's Second Chance program across the country. Pratham teams spoke to the learners and asked them about women around them, whom they respect and have admired.
Students look up to the women around them. They could be their mothers, neighbours, traffic police women, police officer, teachers, their own s isters who have been alumni of Second chance program who have cleared 10th and are now working as an Anganwadi or Asha worker, ( day care centre teacher or health worker) a nurse, working in a factory/office and pursuing higher studies and more.
On Women's Day, Second Chance learners and the team were asked to reach out to women in our lives, those who had inspired them, who they thought have made it, despite many odds that they faced. These glorious women who are the role models for the current Second Chance students were honored on 8th March.
Pratham students made greeting cards, wrote poems -quotes, honored the women by inviting them to the Second Chance centres, to thank them. The celebration also focused on providing exposure to think beyond, to try out new areas of skill development, encourage girls to play new sports and learn about various job opportunities.