Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India

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Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India

Project Report | Mar 26, 2019
Shakti gets a second chance

By Keval Shah | Programme Manager

Shakti in her house
Shakti in her house

Our girls' stories can often be similar, but it doesn't make them any less heartbreaking. 

I met Shakti in one of the new slums where we're working late last year. She's in 10th standard (which would make her about 16 years old). Her mother died some years ago, and since then she has had full responsiblity for running the whole household, which consists of her father and three elder brothers.

She told me that she had to wake up early (before 5am) and prepare the food for the lunches of her father and three brothers before they go to work. She used to try to go to school, but then one of her brothers forbade her from doing so, which gave her more time to focus on the other chores in the house. 

Then one of our social workers came to the house, and told her she ought to go to school. 'But father said no' she said.

At this point in the story she started crying. She tried to hide her face, but was crying for some time while the other project workers comforted her. 

Our social workers convinced Shakti's father and brothers to let her go to school, and she's been back at school now for over six months. 

'I really like it' she says.

It's not easy. She still has to do all the housework. She now wakes up at 5.30. She still has to make food for everyone.

'But things are getting better. One of my brothers helps me with the housework now.

I believe in myself now. I want to keep studying after 10th. I have friends now. I hope we can all keep studying together'.

 

Thank you all for helping girls like Shakti stay in school, giving them a real chance of escaping lives of domestic servitude in the slums. 

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Dec 26, 2018
Sakshi is back in school

By Keval Shah | Programme Manager

Sep 25, 2018
Studying until 12th standard

By Keval Shah | Programme Manager

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keval shah
London , UK United Kingdom

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