Sikha Patra

Sikha Patra, a girl of 14 years who lives in Nehru Colony, Calcutta, is one of the Child Area Health Minders and Child Advisors to Prayasam. She was also the youngest participant chosen among four adolescents to speak on National Girl Child Day, hosted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi, to share her experiences of the problems faced by adolescent girls, especially early marriage and the innovative strategies being implemented by her group in the community, as well as peer education to those in outreach areas. [+]