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Save the Children’s Child Champions Trainings Helped Transform Bushra's Views About Hygiene

Save the Children’s Child Champions Trainings Helped Transform Bushra's Views About Hygiene

Bushra lives in the Broad Street slum with her mother, aunt and aunt’s family in a rented 2 room dwelling composition. There are 5 members in her family. Bushra lost her father when she was very young. Her mother works in a small-cap manufacturing unit and earns INR 1500 a month. After her father’s death, the economic condition of her family became worse. 

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Life Skill Training Programme has helped Kavita in Getting Her Widow Sister Remarried

Life Skill Training Programme has helped Kavita in Getting Her Widow Sister Remarried

Kavita Kumari Singh is a 17-year-old studying in class12th in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Burmu, Jharkhand. She hails from one of the remotest villages Binjapur which is around 25 Kms from the block headquarters. Her father is a farmer and mother a housewife. Kavita is the youngest amongst her five siblings-three sisters and one brother. She got admission in KGBV like many other girls from her village coming from the marginalized families. Coming from these marginalized communities the majority of the girls studying at KGBV lack exposure to many important aspects of life skill. The girls have a lot of inhibitions and lack self-confidence in general.

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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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