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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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COVID-19 Crisis: Helping Little Hrithik’s Learning Continue During the Lockdown

COVID-19 Crisis: Helping Little Hrithik’s Learning Continue During the Lockdown

Dasmati Devi’s 5-year-old son Hrithik goes to the village Anganwadi as his mother hopes of giving him a good education. Many times, the mother herself tries to teach the boy as much as she can with her limited abilities. Hrithik’s family lives in a remote Jharkhand village in the West Singhbum district as they struggle to make ends meet amid severe financial crisis.

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Save the Children’s Tele-calling Team is Helping Children Amidst the Lockdown

Save the Children’s Tele-calling Team is Helping Children Amidst the Lockdown

Amidst nation-wide lockdown during the COVID-19 outbreak, the schools are closed. To ensure that children don't miss out on education, many schools are using virtual platforms for continuing their curriculum. Shishu Shiksha Sadan, one of the city-based Government-run schools in Kolkata, India, is one such school using the digital platform to keep with the curricula.

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