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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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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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