We Challenge Stereotypes!

Mita is a Youth Fellow 2016-17
YRC Hashi Khushi Hoi Choi
I am 22 year old Mita. I live in Lakhikantopur, which is a village a few hours outside Kolkata. My mother is a housewife and my father runs a clothes business. I could not study after class twelve because of financial constraints. Everything else is fine at home and I like staying there.

I am involved in the Youth Fellowship at Thoughtshop Foundation, I facilitate an adolescent group at my YRC Hashi Khushi Hoi Choi. I take tuitions and teach dance. My hobby is dancing.

I had joined YRC in Nov 2015 when Piyali told me about the group. I joined to learn new things and to create an identity for myself. The most useful session was that on the challenges of child marriage.

I like the way Piyali takes responsibility of the group. I want to be like her. I could say no to my own marriage after joining the group

My dream is to live happily, take charge of many adolescent clusters. I want to learn computers, how to operate the camera and so many other things...

In our group we break superstitions and challenge stereotypes. The Group is everything for me and I will continue even after I get married in the future. This is a place where we share all our feelings. This is my favourite place!