Womens Vocational Training: Mahila Training Markaz
A New Center for Girls with Interrupted Lives.
The young girls of India account for the majority of high school dropouts. With too much work to do at home, this pressures young girls to suspend, or end their education permanently. Dropouts never realize their true potential, and can become socially isolated. In youth, these girls should be brimming with hope and pride, yet find themselves discouraged and defeated.
The Mahila Training Markaz (MTM) is an answer to their troubles, providing girls with a community to learn, grow, and learn trades--giving meaning to their lives. In Aligarh, India, Muslims make up the majority of the population. Conservative Muslim ideologies are generally regressive, rather than progressive, when it comes to female education and their roles in society. Girls are expected to remain at home to complete the daily chores.