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  • Manju Kumar (centre), a beneficiary of AKF's adolescent girls empowerment programme in Patna, with friends and family.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
Aga Khan Foundation
Meet Manju

Manju Kumari, 15 years old, is a committed champion of education and a role model for her younger siblings, motivating them to continue their education.  Manju dropped out of school, but with the support of Project Lehar was able catch up on her studies and re-join formal education.  She now proudly attends a government school and is currently in Class 8.

NOTE

Project Lehar works to empower and improve the quality of life of out-of-school adolescent girls.  Begun by the Aga Khan Foundation India in 2015 with support from the United Nations Population Fund and Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Project Lehar is being implemented in select urban blocks in Bihar’s capital, Patna.