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Save the Children's Project Staff Helped Laxmi Identify her Potential

Save the Children's Project Staff Helped Laxmi Identify her Potential

For 15-year-old Laxmi, hailing from Sundarpura village in Ajmer(Rajasthan), education was never a priority. Coming from an underprivileged family, she had six sisters, and most of her time was spent in taking care of her younger siblings at home and playing games with her friends. Things changed when Laxmi took admission in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhalaya in Taswaria. And it was there that she got a chance to realize her true potential.

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Attending One Save the Children Motivation Camp Changed Samodra's Life Forever

Attending One Save the Children Motivation Camp Changed Samodra's Life Forever

Samodra was born in a remote backward village Chak Kheda in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. The village is devoid of basic facilities like higher education, health, etc. had only one primary school. Because of this, Samodra could not continue her studies beyond the primary level. For her higher studies, Samodra took admission in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Taswaria in 2011. Save the Children started intervention in this KGBV the same year.

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Teenager Pooja Sings All the Way to Promote Better Hygiene

Teenager Pooja Sings All the Way to Promote Better Hygiene

Motilal Nehru Camp is an urban slum in the Munirka area of New Delhi. It is home to around 15000 people who form almost 3500 households. Most of them have migrated from neighbouring states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttarakhand and work as daily wagers. Residents battle issues like open defaecation, lack of dustbins, improper drainage, no handwashing platforms on an everyday. This severely impacts the health of the residents, particularly the children, as there is high incidence of diseases such as diarrhoea, chikungunya, typhoid and others. There is little or no awareness on the importance of maintaining good personal and community hygiene.

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Rehan is Painting his Way to a Bright Future

Rehan is Painting his Way to a Bright Future

Hailing from a small village in Solapur, 14-year-old Rehan is extremely hard-working. This teenager lives in a small one-room house with a family of 5 members. Irregular income and hard times made Rehan very uncomfortable. Wanting to contribute to the family income, he started exploring livelihood opportunities at such a young age. The boy migrated to Mumbai with his father. The young lad wanted to add on to his family’s income and make things better at home.
 

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Save the Children's Project 'Samudaya Abhivruddhi' is Helping People Live with Dignity

Save the Children's Project 'Samudaya Abhivruddhi' is Helping People Live with Dignity

“We have so much power within us which we need to channelize. But unfortunately, there are still many women who are unaware of such power and are being exploited and suffering. I was one such woman who experienced extreme domestic violence and rejection from my family members. At one point in time, I wanted to finish my life. But, fate had something more to offer. Today, I am an entrepreneur, earning my living and educating my child”, Bharthi, 30.

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