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Harshini no Longer Works as a Child Labour in the Chilli Fields

Harshini no Longer Works as a Child Labour in the Chilli Fields

“During the Chilly Farming season, we always worked with family members as a Unit. Little fingers work faster in chilli planting and plucking. During season 1 (Jan to April) and 2 (May to September), our family earning would be between Rs 300 to 500 per day. We never looked at our girls’ education as a priority. However, we allowed our girls to go to school when we got to know about free and compulsory education for children between 6-14 years of age. During the Covid-19 crisis, my ender daughter has become a teacher for the other two girls at home. She is also educating others in our village”. – says Harshini’s mother Bhagya Lakshmi.
 

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 Buland Udaan: Our Youth Champion Anju Rani is Determined to Make a Difference

Buland Udaan: Our Youth Champion Anju Rani is Determined to Make a Difference

A media house recently interviewed Anju Rani, our youth champion, who has been associated with Save the Children from the past 5 years for the outstanding social work that she is doing through her venture Buland Udaan. 

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 Tale of Two States: Providing a Ray of Hope for Jharkhand’s Migrant Workers Stuck in Mumbai

Tale of Two States: Providing a Ray of Hope for Jharkhand’s Migrant Workers Stuck in Mumbai

Life of a migrant worker is extremely hard. They venture out from their hometown and villages to metro cities solely for better livelihood options and sustaining their families. Md. Jahir Hawari one such migrant worker who came to Mumbai for better income options. Amidst the COVID19 lockdown, he was one of the lakhs of migrant workers stuck in the city. He came to the city in February 2020 from village Karma in Hazaribag district of Jharkhand. He worked at a hotel in Chembur and earned INR 9,500 per month, of which he used to spend INR 1000/- for his survival and rest he used to send to his family in the village. His family consists of his two brothers and their 5 children, parents, and his wife, and his four daughters. 

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ARIBA, The Wise Enabler is Helping Families with Ration

ARIBA, The Wise Enabler is Helping Families with Ration

12-year-old SK Ariba lives in the most vulnerable pocket called Kustiya, situated in Ward No. 65 of Borough VII of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). The area has a strong, pungent smell because adjacent to it is one of the city's largest tanneries. The result of this is several health hazards like skin ailments and lung disease among the residents. The area lacks proper drainage systems, and these are no arrangement for water supplies. The residents of this area live amidst claustrophobic and dark interiors. Ariba lives here along with her parents. This young girl presently studying in the 5th grade in Park English Medium School has been elected as the Protection Minister of Save the Children's Child Cabinet of the Kustiya area.

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A Tale of Two Sisters, Darkness in the Eye of Cyclone Amphan

A Tale of Two Sisters, Darkness in the Eye of Cyclone Amphan

Amidst nation-wide lockdown 4 to prevent community spread of COVID-19, the coastal state of West Bengal is combating with another trauma caused due to super cyclone Amphan that had made its landfall on 20th May 2020. Despite forecast and early rescue and relocation of people to make-shift cyclone relief camps, a lot of lives were affected. A vast proportion of land has got flooded and embankments got washed out. The storm left millions homeless and the fear of losing livelihood is looming lar

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