Prajakta Mangal's Story - Aged 14
Prajakta’s family consists with her father, mother and two brothers. Her father is a tractor driver and mother goes on daily wages. Father’s job is on temporary basis and mother’s work is also not on regular one. So it is difficult for them to run family expenses and feed three children.
Mrs. Mangal, is a member of Self Help Group and through the group, NISD provided them a loan of Rs. 12,500/- from that they constructed a small one room where they stay presently. Their elder daughter Prajakta is studying in 9th std. Earlier Prajakta was a very shy girl and not mix with friends and other people. She was always prefer to stay alone. When Prajakta was in 7th one day she went with her neighbour girl to attend the meeting of Child Parliament of their village named “jeevandeep Balpanchayat gat”. Thereafter she started coming regularly for the meetings and became member of the group. Her increased interest in Parliament group changed her behaviour and she started taking active part in various activities organised by NISD and her Parliament group such as developing Kitchen Gardens, street play, educational tour etc. Now Prajakta is a very confident and active member of this group.
By seeing her leadership qualities, her group members elected her as Chief Minister of their group. Prajakta also encouraged her two brothers and other children to become members of the Child Parliament Group. She very effectively performs responsibilities of her group. Prajakta encourage and motivate girls to complete their education and a encourage parents to send girls in the school. Prajakta wants to be a teacher and take lead in girls education.
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