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Checking Child Labour and Ensuring Food-Security for Families Involved in Delhi's Garment Industry

Checking Child Labour and Ensuring Food-Security for Families Involved in Delhi's Garment Industry

Born in a village near Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 14-years-old Kanchan was regular at school in her village. As she completed her 6th class, her family comprising of her mother, sister and brother sifted to Kotala Mubarakpur in the southern part of Delhi in search of better economic opportunity. Once in Delhi, Kanchan and her 11-years-old sister Vandana had to drop out of school due to the absence of proper migration and identity documents. 

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Ensuring Post-Pregnancy Nutrition for Young Mothers in Tribal Villages of Jharkhand

Ensuring Post-Pregnancy Nutrition for Young Mothers in Tribal Villages of Jharkhand

27-year-old Aarti Hasda hails from a remote tribal village of Badajhikpani, in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand. A mother of two daughers, a 7-month-old and a 3.5 years old, her family belongs to a low-income tribal community from the Tonto block. Her husband works as daily wage labour and travels to nearby villages for work. The family's nutrition has been gravely compromised during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Silver Linings: How We Helped One and All During COVID-19 Crisis

Silver Linings: How We Helped One and All During COVID-19 Crisis

For 75 years old widow Usha Bera, health problems, and pandemic resulted in great difficulties for her family. She lives in Park circus area of Kolkata with her daughter and son in law. Her daughter works as a domestic help in a residential complex, both her and her son in law remains ill and so can't contribute to the household income. With two people facing health issues, the family had monthly medical expenses, so no savings were there to cope with this lockdown situation. They had to consequently had to depend on others' help for their primary requirements. 

Save the Children helped the family by providing them with a food basket. Usha says that the food basked has been of immense help to them in these difficult times. She is extremely thankful to our humanitarian team. 

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Empowering Children Bodies at Village Level to Fight Trafficking

Empowering Children Bodies at Village Level to Fight Trafficking

The majority population living in Guigaon village in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand are tribals. The primary source of earning for the people of this village is agriculture. They cultivate the paddy crop once in a year, after the cultivation of paddy, most of the villagers go outside the village to work as daily wagers. It is one of the main reasons for children to engage in child labour and migrate.  

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Life Skills Training Sessions Help Teenagers Evade Trafficking

Life Skills Training Sessions Help Teenagers Evade Trafficking

“Extreme poverty, lack of awareness and hunger made me so stubborn that I decided to run away from home, just to earn money and feel independent. It was a big mistake. I trusted a stranger over my family members. It taught me a great lesson! Today, when I look back, I feel I was among very few lucky girls who could escape from being trafficked, and I got saved,”- says Kamalini (name changed), a human trafficking survivor.

 

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