When Pooja Chopra (Teach For India) started to build relationships with her students’ mothers, she learned that they had big dreams for their daughters, but felt powerless to do anything about it. Many of the mothers had themselves been denied an education as children, and didn’t feel valued by the education community now as parents. By developing a learning community based on close, trusting relationships with these mothers, Pooja helped them gain the skills and confidence to support and advocate for their daughters’ education—and their own.

See how Pooja also co-constructed a learning community of student leaders in the classroom here.

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