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Nargis is Determined to Change her Family's Situation For Good

Nargis is Determined to Change her Family's Situation For Good

11-year-old Nargis lives in a temporary makeshift house in a slum situated on top of the canal in Kolkata. She lives with her parents who work very hard to support the family, Nargis understands the importance of education and is a regular at her school. The only dream she has is to get her family out of their current situation.

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Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence: Mehak’s Story

Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence: Mehak’s Story

With a family of eight members in total, Mahek Azhar Sahik lives near Haji Ali in Mumbai. Her parents work in the dariya and her elder brother runs a small shop in the compound. Feeding this family of eight is not at all easy – with limited income, the financial condition of the family is unstable. Financial difficulty gives rise to many difficult situations for Mehak and her family. As Poverty is the worst form of violence, Mahek and her family have faced a lot of dominance by the goons of their locality. Many times their makeshift house has also been demolished by municipal authorities.

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Educating Shubham About His Rights As A Child

Educating Shubham About His Rights As A Child

Living under the Elphinstone Bridge in Mumbai, 14-year-old Shubham’s life has never been easy. The teenager had never been to a school and the everyday life struggle had taught him to work hard. He along with his mother migrated to Mumbai a few years back from their native place in Gujarat. With no other earning member in the family, the mother-son duo thought of Mumbai as the perfects place to search for good livelihood options. Initially, both of them sold garlands at the traffic signals but the money they earned was very less for survival.  In search of better work and more income, Shubham’s started spending most of his time at the Mumbai Central railway station. There he did all form of random odd jobs. He faced issues in looking out for work in a formal set up as he was always asked for some form of identity which he did not possess so he ended up doing random work just to earn some money and help his mother.

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Save the Children’s Child Champion Training Helps Create Awareness about Children with Special Needs

Save the Children’s Child Champion Training Helps Create Awareness about Children with Special Needs

13-years-old Jatin’s life is not easy, living in the Nala Camp area of RangpuriPahari in New Delhi the young lad faces hardships on an everyday basis. He lives with his mother, father, two sisters and one brother. The area where the family stays has no proper roads and has proximity to the jungle and thus, there is always a threat of snake attacks. There is also a major water shortage in the area which leads to violence and fights among the residents.

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Child Champion Training is Helping Mansi Break Stereotypes in her Community

Child Champion Training is Helping Mansi Break Stereotypes in her Community

“I am the only one in my lane who wears shorts, the other girls have stopped wearing them but why should I stop wearing what I like because of other people’s taunts? I will do whatever I feel is right.” Confident, chirpy and extremely smart. Even these words are less to describe 14-year-old Mansi.
 

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