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Ishwari: The 11 Years Old Child Rights Crusader from Nashik

Ishwari from Nashik is one of numerous Save the Children Child Champions across India. She addresses awareness sessions on child rights in and around her village. Till date, these sessions have led to the mobilization of 200 children and have proved instrumental in getting 10 dropout children back to school from her village as well from her neighbouring village. So what do you think must be Ishwari’s age? She is all of 11.

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Nisha's Story: From Being a Domestic Help to Excelling at School

Imagine the plight of a child who has to clean houses at the tender age of 9. Living in the slums of Delhi’s Jangpura area, Nisha had no idea what a school was. Her parents, migrants from a village in Uttar Pradesh, never bothered sending any of their children to school. Nisha came to know about school only when she saw her aunty ji (the woman she worked for) children going to one.

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How Kamla from Rajasthan defied all odds to be a #GirlChampion

Stubbornness is bad they say, but it seems to have been the best way out for Kamla*. The girl was married off when she was all of three months. She was made aware about this when she turned 10. Her grandmother and father wanted to send her away to her husband because they felt that she had grown too tall.

*Name changed to protect identity

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Save the Children helps differently abled girl child from Punjab read and learn

Jyoti, 12, a differently-abled girl from Kanakwal Chehlan village in Mansa had no access to special school. Also her not-so-literate parents never sought any medical help for her. Save the Children’s Child Protection Committee members stepped in and got Jyoti’s disability certificate made. Using this she is now able to avail both healthcare and education services that are especially meant for children like her.
 

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Taking Life-saving Healthcare to the Doorsteps of Newborns

This is a story of how a 14 days old infant's life was saved by the timely intervention of Save the Children-trained health worker. The little boy from a village in Saharsa district of Biharhad picked up a bacterial infection which was potentially fatal. Read the story to know how we ensured the right treatment for the child and saved his life.

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