Young people getting together to change the minds of those around them.
The Four B program has been so impactful that young people are rising up and finding their voices. As a result of this program in the Kusum Pahar slum, young people get together to socialize, learn, do activities together, and learn job skills. The young people use their talents through storytelling to explain issues in their communities. The performances they do highlight prominent issues with the Dalit community. This group won a large award for their work, including the best choreography.
One of the young people, Deepak, realized, “There is a gap between the people who have and those who don't.” He hopes to work with Sunita, the organizer of Four B, so he can help empower those who are disenfranchised.
This program has helped Deepak believe that by staying connected to the community through Four B, which provides him access to opportunities and education, he will be able to achieve more than he could have imagined. It is his desire that he will be able to help someone else.
Below is a clip of Deekap and his friends singing as he plays the drums for us after we sit and talk about their hopes and desires for their community.