Our guest blogger Shreya, volunteering at the Shanti Bhavan School (a She’s the First partner) in India, recently interviewed Lily, the 11th grade soccer star who told us about her family’s dire poverty. Now, the 11th grade girls have questions for you! Please answer one (or a few!) in the comments (noting the question number in your answer). Shreya will print the answers out for the girls to discuss. Keep in mind that some of these questions are a reflection of the circumstances the girls see every day in India: poverty, arranged marriage, discrimination by caste, abuse, etc. They want to know if this is the norm. Fortunately, it is not here in the US — so please tell them, and encourage them to dream, explore, discover, and change the world!
- What is an average school day schedule like?
- Do school children have uniforms?
- How are boarding schools run?
- Is there a caste system or any other basis of discrimination of people?
- Is there any such thing as ‘child labor’?
- What is the cheapest meal in the US?
- Which is the cheapest city in the US?
- What are some places worth visiting?
- Can you get any product you want in the US?
- What happens if a child gets beaten up?
More stories about life at Shanti Bhavan this summer can be read on Shreya’s own blog here.