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Helping Kalavati Overcome her Confidence Issues

Helping Kalavati Overcome her Confidence Issues

12-year-old Kalavati was on the verge of leaving school. Every day, she had to cover a distance of 10 kilometre on foot, mostly all alone, to go to school and come back. Not only was this an arduous task, it was also not very safe. Many times, on her way to school (or back home), she faced the worst when boys elder to her teased her. Belonging to an economically weaker family, she could not afford any other means of transport. In addition to this, the government buses didn’t ply till her home. She lacked the confidence to travel alone and had some serious second thoughts about continuing with her school education.

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Problems Faced by Street Children: Story of Hemant

Problems Faced by Street Children: Story of Hemant

Hemant is a meek boy. He is not sure, but as per our local partners, he is nine years old. Hemant has a big family comprising of his father, mother, the elder brother, and two younger sisters. He is currently living with them in a temporary shelter in a park next to Lal Quila in Delhi.

They originally belong to Bihar and moved to Delhi in search of livelihood opportunities. Just like millions of other people who migrate from rural areas to big cities in search of better employment and income generating opportunities, Hemant’s father also moved to Delhi along with his family.

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Aadhaar Card: A Step towards Reinstating Stability

Aadhaar Card: A Step towards Reinstating Stability

Cheerful boy, Mohan is living in a temporary shelter in a park next to Lal Quila in Delhi with his father, mother, and elder sister. Mohan is not sure about his age. But as per the local partners, he is eight years old.

His family is native to Bihar and his parents moved to Delhi in search of a livelihood and now work as daily wage labourers in order to earn a living for themselves. Their earnings are not sufficient to meet the needs of everyone in the family.

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Embarking on a New Journey with the Help of an Aadhaar Card

Embarking on a New Journey with the Help of an Aadhaar Card

Sumit, a 12 year old boy lived in a shelter home being run by a partner organisation of Save the Children near Slaughter House in Kolkata. Sumit ran away from his home when he was eight because his mother forced him to work in a factory. He did not want to work as a child labour in that factory. His father left his mother and his mother could not make both ends meet. He is originally from Kolkata.

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Helping Avinash to Rise from Despair and Look Forward to a Secure Life

Avinash is a 10 year old boy who is living in a park next to Lal Quila in Delhi with his parents and younger brother. They originally hail from Bihar. Their family migrated in search of a livelihood. Avinash’s father works as a daily wage labourer to earn a living.

Save the Children identified Avinash and tried to interact with him. Initially, Avinash was reluctant to answer questions, but eventually he opened up. His father was an alcoholic. He used to often rink with his friends and then come home and shout at everyone. There is no sense of stability living on the streets like this. Avinash felt unsafe. He said that sometime children from his neighborhood used to just disappear. It was a challenge to survive like this since they did not have any identity.

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