Sunday, March 10, 2013

Girls and karate

The girls had a karate test on the 24th of February, and did just great! Check out the photos from the event --

Manjula getting her orange belt; she started karate lessons at KM in 2010.
The girls (Arabia, Netra, Mamatha, Shweta, and Renuka) who got yellow belts. 
The KM girl's gang!
Pooja, promoted to a maroon belt.
Break time: Shwetha, Vijayalakshmi, Suma, Divya. 
Prema (front), the most advanced with a brown belt.
Shwetha, Renuka, and Vijayalakshmi going from white to yellow belts.
We are very proud that the girls enjoy their twice-weekly karate lessons and are learning the value of self-defense, particularly in India where violence against females is a major issue faced by women of all socio-economic classes.

Go girls!

If you're interested in supporting our girls with karate lessons, their lessons cost approximately Rs.800 or US$16 per week. Thank you!