Stories of change

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Read how Save the Children's education programme changed Geeta's learning

Read how Save the Children's education programme changed Geeta's learning

Providing education is not limited to getting out of school children in schools, there is much more to it.  Retaining children in school is a big issue in India. Issues like low teacher student ratio, ill-equipped teachers, poor infrastructure all are major causes of poor retention rate. Working on this Save the Children in partnership with Bulgari developed an education programme. It is because of this this programme that Geeta* loves going to school.

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Bringing Arjun's Ordeal to an End

Bringing Arjun's Ordeal to an End

Arjun, an ophan working in the hot temperate of a brick kiln had never been to school, he didn’t know how to read or writeor write. He started going to Save the Children's funded centre and has now started learning.

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From Wiping tables to earning medals: Read Raj's journey

From Wiping tables to earning medals: Read Raj's journey

From Wiping tables to earning medals. Read Raj's journey from being a child labour to going to school.

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Achanak village in Mansa, Punjab says no to Child Marriage

Achanak village in Mansa, Punjab says no to Child Marriage

In a big achievement for child rights, Achanak village in Mansa, Bathinda will sport its name as ‘Child Marriage Free Achanak’ village. This is the result of Save the Children’s efforts to build capacity and sensitize Village level Child Protection Committees in Punjab and Haryana to protect children from Child Rights Violation since 2014. The motivated Panchayats and Child Protection Committees are taking up issues like Child Labour and Child Marriage at the forefront of their development agenda. 

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Read 14 years old Shanti's rescue story

Read 14 years old Shanti's rescue story

Eldest of all her 5 siblings, 14 years old Shanti* was born in an extremely poor household. Worst hit when her mother’s ignorance led her to get convinced by some pimp in her village, and sent Shanti to Delhi, through that agency. The poor girl had to stay in a fearful situation in her employer’s house, for three long months. She was made to do all the hard household work and was not paid a single penny for it. Save the Children along with the support of our partner Bharatiya Kisan Sangh did rigorous phone tapping to get her information. Our joint efforts finally led to her rescue in July 2016. She was then safely escorted to her village in Jharkhand.

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