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Lalita (with highest kick) a girl from the Musahar caste (also known as 'rat eaters') teaches other young girls karate at a Mahila Shikshan Kendra (Women's Education Centre). She has overcome great barriers in a society that regards her as the most disadvantaged since she is a female from one of the lowest castes in India. She attended the centre against her father's will and learned how to read, write and defend herself in a community which frequently abuses women. The centre is funded by the World Bank although it was initially started by Unicef.