"Do not give up. Keep trying. Do not look at a door which is closed and stand still, but move and look for the doors which will open". - Ten questions for Sr Veena Jacob on how to #BeBoldForChange
Each year on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day encourages us all to forge a better working, more gender inclusive world.
Children on the Edge works with local partners to restore the ingredients of a full childhood to some of the most vulnerable children worldwide. A big part of this is working towards equality in opportunities and an end to discrimination for the girls we work with.
The theme for the 2017 International Women's Day is #BeBoldForChange and we are privileged to be partnering with a number of truly inspirational women, who constantly use boldness and strength to bring about change for the women and girls in their communities.
Sister Veena Jacob is the Director and Founder member of Navjeevan Educational and Social Welfare Centre (NESWC) who we partner with in Bihar State, India. Children on the Edge support them in their work to end discrimination against the Dalit people in Patna, through education and community action.
Sister Veena has been working with Dalit women in Bihar State for the last 11 years. We interviewed her about what inspires her to be bold in creating change, what changes are possible, and how she overcomes obstacles and barriers in her work.