Along with the existing centres, 2 more spaces have been created at 2 construction sites for children of construction labourers as well. Slowly, but steadily through your support this programme is spreading and including more needy children.
Story of Jivan
Jivan Vaghela is a boy of 12 and a resident of Vasna, Ahmedabad. Jivan is the youngest child amongst 7 children of his parents. He is suffering from mobility impairment. Jivan’s parents work as a vegetable vendors and Jivan helps them in the same work.
The teacher at Child Friendly Space met Jivan and asked him to attend the classes. When Jivan, joined the class 2 years ago, he did not know how to read or write. Jivan proved to be a good learner. He learnt things quickly and impressed the teacher by his progress. The teacher wanted to help him to study further and met his parents. She proposed his parents to help him sending in the boarding school where he could study further and he would be taken care properly. Jivan’s parents were not ready to send him anywhere partly because he is the one who helps them run their small business.
Jivan does not go to school but he comes to the centre regularly. The efforts are still on to convince his parents to send him to boarding school.
Reshma and Gulshan: A step in the right direction, still a long way to go.
Reshma (15) and Gulshan (10) are two sisters, residents of Juhapura area (a slum) of Ahmedabad. Their family consists of their grandparents, their parents and 2 younger sisters. Reshma’s mother works as a housemaid. Reshma and Gulshan also work as housemaids. Her father does not work as he is a heart patient. Its a hand to mouth situation in the family. Both the sisters rely on their employer for food most of the times.
Through Firdosben, the teacher at Child Friendly Space, Reshma & Gulshan found out about the class. They enrolled and attend it regularly. After 3 months, when it was time for admission, Gulshan, with the help of Firdosben enrolled in Std. 4th at the (government school) Municipality School at Juhapura. Gulshan now goes to school regularly. However, she has not stopped working.
But there is hope and the teacher is trying to get Reshma to join her sister in school.
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