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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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Resilient Rekha's Bounced Back from Adversity with Save the Children's Support

Resilient Rekha's Bounced Back from Adversity with Save the Children's Support

“Everything was going great in my life until I lost my husband. It was a turning point in life, and it took me in a different tangent. I felt my life ended there, and I didn’t know how to start all over again. It is said that the time heals everyone. It wasn’t any difference in my case too. From a simple housewife back then to a Social Entrepreneur and I earn for myself and others.”- Says Rekha.  

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Helping the Fishermen Community in Nellore with Relief Material

Helping the Fishermen Community in Nellore with Relief Material

Can we imagine a life without a mobile? That, too, during the ongoing COVID pandemic, when the whole world is connected through mobiles and the internet. It was quite surprising to meet a family of 5 who never had an opportunity to own a mobile. For them, a simple mobile is nothing but a luxury. Despite all the technological advancement, there are groups of disadvantaged people who are totally disconnected and blissfully unaware of the daily happenings— left out entirely from accessing necessary information. 

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Raja Finds his Way Back to School

Raja Finds his Way Back to School

Right behind the Kureri Mode Bus stand is a makeshift house where Raaja lives along with his parents and three younger siblings. All of 10 years Raaja's daily routine included rag picking through the day. On festivals, he would beg outside the nearby temple or the gurudwara. His average earnings from begging and rag picking are about Rs 3000 per month. He mostly spent it on food and some toys. 
His rag picking work would get over by afternoon, and the remaining time was spent with friends until it was time to go home and sleep.

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