Our journey begins in Kyrgyzstan where we are meeting and interviewing young girls about their goals, their dreams, and what they hope to gain from their education. Not only are we asking what they want for themselves, but also what they want for their families and their country. Kyrgyzstan is vast, rugged, and incredibly diverse. The plan is to travel to five different provinces to get an idea of how schooling, and life in general, differs for girls in urban vs. rural landscapes within the country. 




Our photo of the day series, as posted on our social media. Each day we'll be posting a photo that is emblematic of an aspect of our time in each location of Kyrgyzstan. We start off in Bishkek, followed by Toktogul, Osh, Naryn province, and Issyk Kul province. 

Click each photo and hover the mouse to see the captions 

Zhanna the Artist | BISHKEK

Our first interview in Kyrgyzstan was with Zhanna, a 14 year old we met at a feminist girls' club.