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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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Overcoming Uncertainties with the Help of Save the Children: The Story of Gauri

Gauri is an eight-year-old girl who lives in a temporary shelter inside a park next to Lal Quila with her father, mother, and younger brother. They are native to Bihar and moved to Delhi in search of livelihood. Gauri’s father now works as a daily wage labourer to earn a living. With his income, they found it difficult to sustain the family. This was the reason why educating their children was a far-fetched dream. Gauri helped her mother in all the daily household chores.

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Helping Shivani get Back to School after the Devastating Kerala Floods

Helping Shivani get Back to School after the Devastating Kerala Floods

Kerala floods have been devastating – loss of life, loss of property, loss of livelihood, all this has hampered the normalcy of life in the state. Children have been largely affected by this calamity. Imagine what a child must have left when the rising water levels destroyed the books, school bag, drawing kit, uniforms, etc. 7-year-old Shivani who lives in a two-room Indira Awas house in Pandalam lost all her study materials in the floods, the flooding was so bad that the family had shifted to a local shelter run by a religious group Pathnamthitta District of Kerala. When the water receded, the family went back home to check their belongings. It was then that Shivani found out that she had nothing left to carry to school no books, no bag.

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