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Sister Sudha Varghese at the Prerna Residential School for Mahadalit girls in Danapur, Bihar, India, which she founded. (Candace Feit/Candace Feit for The Globe and Mail)
Sister Sudha Varghese at the Prerna Residential School for Mahadalit girls in Danapur, Bihar, India, which she founded. (Candace Feit/Candace Feit for The Globe and Mail)

Audio slideshows: Hear from students and the founder of a school for Dalit girls Add to ...

Read more about the extraordinary schools that give India's Dalit girls a chance at a better life by clicking here.

Founder Sudha Varghese talks about the mission of Prerna, which means "inspiration" in Hindi.

Student Poonam hopes to be a teacher so she can help other Dalit girls.

Karate champion Lakshmi has come a long way from her Indian slum.

Jyoti, a Dalit girl who dreams of being a police officer.

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