Landesa’s partnership with the West Bengal Government on the Girls Project is being celebrated this week and next in a series of high profile events across India. Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, Bollywood star, Aamir Khan, and other government and private leaders will be hosting screenings of After My Garden Grows, a documentary by Academy Award Winning Director Megan Mylan, which focuses on the project.
More than 40,000 girls are currently participating in the project. Participating girls learn about their rights to land, and learn intensive gardening skills they can put to use around their parents’ homesteads. For more information about the project: