15-Year-old Hajra back to school after a stint of marriage

Hajra dropped out of school in July 2021 at Standard 5 and got married to a village vendor.

I was lacking different basic and education needs such as exercise books, pen, and pocket money and this made me drop out of school and get married to escape from poverty,” said Hajra.

When going to school, several times the man proposed to her and she finally accepted his proposal.

One of the individuals who were trained on barbershop toolkit, Rafik Kankhute, who is a ‘He for She’ Champion, said that he has reached out to different households in a ‘come back to school’ campaign.

Together with Group Village Head Mwalwa they visited Hajra’s house and encouraged both child and parents. Hajra is now back to school.

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