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Nita (name changed to protect identity) is a 16-year old young girl who stays in a village near Ajmer. Nita’s mother was murdered by her father at the age of 9. Since then Nita’s been brought up by her grandparents. As Nita started growing up, her relatives started putting pressure on her for marriage. Her grandparents also gave up in…

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Pint- sized and always smiling, Aarti is 16 years old. Living in a quaint, little village, Lohagal, nearby Ajmer, she belongs to the Scheduled Caste community. After her father’s demise due to tubercolosis, three years ago, Aarti’s mother, Vimla Megwal, became the sole breadwinner of the family. Even before her husband’s death, Vimla was tirelessly earning wages to support her…

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Hello, my name is Raj. I am 12 years old. I live in Mumbai city, with my Aai, Baba and two younger sisters. My Baba owns a tea stall and Aai works as a maid in a lot of big, beautiful homes.  We live in a small room, in a big slum called Dharavi. But last year, Baba managed to…

Sadhna Gaikwad                                                 23 Years Master’s in Social work Currently working as the Superintendent of Savitribai Phule Children’s Organization. Sadhana lived in Poharegaon village in the Renapur Taluka with her father Nanasaheb Gaikwad who was a poor laborer from backward caste, her mother and sister. Her parents were daily wage earners who barely managed to make two ends meet with their…

कल मुलाकात हुई थी, उस बस्ती के गरीब बचपन से, वो टुट्टी हुई मुंडेरों और वो छतों पे कल मुलाकात हुई थी वो कलम तलाशते, राख से भरे हाथो से वो बर्तन धोते, उन गलियों की दुकानों में कल मुलाकात हुई थी वो मिट्टी भरे नंगे पैरों से, वो जो ठिठुरते कांपते इन सर्द हवाओं में कल मुलाकात हुई थी…

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11-year-old Purnima is academically bright and discovered her love for painting and acting through activities at school. You can help Purnima stay in school, study a range of subjects and explore her abilities. Armed with will power, determination and a headstrong nature, Purnima Kanojiya is no ordinary 6th grader. While many of her friends were dropping out of school because…

Kreeanne Rabadi (Director, Western Region, CRY) explains why investment in teachers and upgrading their teaching skills regularly should be taken up on a priority basis It’s Teachers’ Day once again, and like every year, this day too will be celebrated with felicitation speeches and gifting of mementos to deserving teachers. We do however need to ask ourselves - is this one…

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12-year-old Jyoti Ramji Parmar and 11-year-old Sherbano Kasambhai Aamda are hailed as the poster girls of Rupenbander village in Dwarka district of Gujarat. Supported by CRY, the two girls, through their singing and public speaking skills have been advocating the importance of education and receiving accolades for the same. They have been relentlessly pursuing the cause of advocating the need…

Today, I realise that School days were the best days of my life. There was no requirement of earning money, working, taking responsibilities etc. My parents were always there to take care of all these things. It was a carefree life with lots of games, friends to play with. Eat good home cooked food by my mother and being pampered…

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Whenever anyone asks me which were the best and the worst moments in your life…. The answer always zeroes down to the same place….Yes, the best moments in my life were spent in my School….the worst moment in my life was when I had grown up so old…that I could no longer go to school….I know normally kids hate school……

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