To mark International Day for Girl Child 2020, MJAS in collaboration with Girls Not Bride Alliance, Rajasthan released a study on on the effect of COVID 19 and lock down on girls. This study was conducted by 11 institutions in Rajasthan between May and August 2020 in 13 districts. In Ajmer district, this study was done by Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti through six researchers who were young girls themselves.
Meet Sapna Gujar from Ajmer, who has been selected from among 600 applicants for YuWaah – Generation Unlimited India – Young People’s Action Team. This is an initiative by UNICEF India and the Government of Rajasthan. Due to her family’s socio economic condition she was being pushed towars early marriage, but due to interventions from MJAS she has continued her educations and has cleared her higher secondary schooling with distinctions. She also received the Gargi Award of the state government.
Today she also manages a youth group in her village. She has also mobilised youth in her village to demand better quality education. For the last three years she is a football player and has captained the Ajmer district’s football team in the State and National tournaments. The team also received a runner’s up trophy in the national tournament. Presently, she is continuing her education. Her dream is to represent India in national and international football and also clear civil services exams.