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Helping Young Girls Understand their Rights Through ‘Lalita and Babu’ Training

Helping Young Girls Understand their Rights Through ‘Lalita and Babu’ Training

Having  restricted access to public resources and being clueless about the everyday discrimination her family faced – this was the plight of Lakshmi Kumari Pan, a student of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Jhinkpani in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. In her village, a vast majority of the population belongs to the Ho community (a classified Scheduled Tribe in this part of Jharkhand).

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Strengthening the Early Education System in Delhi

Strengthening the Early Education System in Delhi

Our project ‘Education to Empowerment: Pillars of Learning’ supported by Bvlgari aims at strengthening the education system in Delhi by developing and showcasing inclusive quality education models at the cluster, block and district level. Our aim is to improve the physical, living and learning environment in 20 schools, 20 early childhood care and Anganwadi centres. We have reached out to over 8000 children so far.

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Retaining Her Innocence: Story of Jyothi from the Vaddera Community

A mildly built Jyothi seems like any other 11 year old listening intently to her teacher imparting a lesson. Her smile widens when she sees us walk in the room. However, her story does reduce our glee as we delve deeper into the conversation.  She is the younger of the two siblings. Her parents are agricultural labourers. While they own two acres of land, they also work at farms owned by others. They are from the Vaddera community which is known for their skills in heavy construction work.

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Disability and Right to Education: Story of Srilakshmi

We had been speaking to small motley crowd of villagers when an old woman reached out for us and led us away. We crisscrossed our way amidst kutcha houses (houses made of mud and not mortar and bricks). She seemed desperate to take us to our house. Upon reaching the house we met the sisters Srilakshmi, 11 years old and a specially abled girl and her younger sister Swathi, 9 years old who studies in Mandal Perished Upper Primary School (MPUP) school in the village. They also have a younger brother who studies in UKG.

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19-Year-Old School Drop-out Indrasingh Auji Resumes His Education Again

19-Year-Old School Drop-out Indrasingh Auji Resumes His Education Again

19-year-old Indrasingh is native to Nepal. His parents migrated from Nepal to Mumbai seeking livelihood opportunities. Their family resides in the Govandi slums of Mumbai and are facing a serious financial crisis. Their hand-to-mouth situation led to frustrations that started causing violence at home.

Save the Children identified Indrasingh and encouraged him to attend the youth group meetings. He started actively participating in these youth group meetings and he felt a sense of being wanted in that group because he had a voice and his opinions were heard in the youth group meetings. He is now Ashoka Youth Venturer.

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