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Protecting the Protectors: Save the Children Provide PPE Kits to 1059 Corona Warriors in Uttar Pradesh

Protecting the Protectors: Save the Children Provide PPE Kits to 1059 Corona Warriors in Uttar Pradesh

Amidst stringent lockdown across our project area due to COVID-19, our team responding to the request of Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) office in Baharaich, Uttar Pradesh, India for Save the Children’s support in helping the frontline workers. Our team identified that the most affected workforce is the frontline workers as they are doing house-to-house visits to identify new cases and provide awareness messages to the general public.

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Damini No Longer Works as a Child Labour

Damini No Longer Works as a Child Labour

17-year-old Damini comes from a family of 8 members, her father works as a peon and mother as a factory worker in a garment manufacturing factory. When Save the Children's project team approached her, she worked with her family members in their home-based garment piece making work and skipped school on most days. Her name eventually stuck from school. 

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Where There is a Will, There Is A Way: Krishna's story from Jharkhand

Where There is a Will, There Is A Way: Krishna's story from Jharkhand

17-year-old Krishna Koya hails from Sethaka village in Hathiya Panchayat of Chakradharpur block of West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, India. In his village, most families belong to the minority communities. The primary source of earning of the villagers is agriculture or daily wage jobs. People here cultivate the paddy once in a year. After the cultivation of paddy, most of the villagers migrate to other states of India to earn a living. This is one of the main reasons that the children of these migrant workers, often tend to become child labours.

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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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