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This Teenager Battled the Odds to Help Herself and the Community Around Her

This Teenager Battled the Odds to Help Herself and the Community Around Her

Open drains, electrical wires hanging carelessly, dirty and unhygienic community toilets all this makes Broad Street slum in Kolkata the worst place to live. Adverse economic conditions, early demise of her father and a small income of 4000 forced Bushara and her mother to live in a one room accommodation with her aunt and aunt’s children. In all these were nine members in the family.
 

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Satya’s Journey From Pregnancy to Post-Pregnancy Care: Helping Young Mothers

Satya’s Journey From Pregnancy to Post-Pregnancy Care: Helping Young Mothers

Attending Save the Children’s mother’s meeting is a Saturday afternoon ritual for Satya and her daughter Pooja. These meetings hold a lot of importance for the mother-daughter duo as it has helped Satya during her pregnancy – the diet she should have, the supplements, etc and now after Pooja’s birth Satya is being advised on the best diet and practices to be following during lactating period.

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Combatting the Menace of Child Marriage and Striving for Child Rights: Rumi’s Story

Combatting the Menace of Child Marriage and Striving for Child Rights: Rumi’s Story

Rumi Kumari, a student of Kastuba Gandhi Balika Vidyalay (KGBV), Burmu, is all set to appear for her Board Examination for Class-XII.  Being a child of a bonded labour, life has not ushered in smooth roads for her. Sixth among eight of her siblings, her father was a bounded labour. In a bid to improve the economic conditions at home, Rumi’s parents had sent her to Patna to work as a domestic help. She was only 9-10 years old that time. From Patna she was trafficked to some other city. Her parents had sent her through some recruiting agent. Somehow she managed to come back from that life of ‘domestic help’, to her village.

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Here’s How a Drop Out was Determined to Complete her Education

Here’s How a Drop Out was Determined to Complete her Education

Despite having a tough childhood, Renuka dons a never-say-never attitude. This reflects in her work. In a brief span of time, she has managed to enrol many girls in school, counselled parents to stop child marriages, and formed a very strong bond with her Discussion Leaders.

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Timely Action Saved a Girl from Becoming a Child Bride

Timely Action Saved a Girl from Becoming a Child Bride

Suman is a 19-year-old ambitious girl. She is currently living in Jaipur with her parents and two siblings. Suman wants to become a teacher in future as she believes that only education can help people change their future. She said that “My only aim in life is to make my parents proud. Every parent should be supportive of their children. They are responsible to make or break their child’s future.”

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