By Jacqueline Frost | Development and Communications Manager
Santoshi at her food stall
Santoshi spent three years of her childhood as a household slave in the now eradicated practice of Kamlari, but she promises that her four-year old daughter’s life will be vastly different.
After her husband died of typhoid fever and his family threw her out of their house calling her an “ill omen,” Santoshi completed a training program and business development course through NYF’s Vocational Education and Counseling Program.
She is now the proud owner of a successful food stall and earns enough to send her daughter to private school.
So far, 1,436 freed Kamlari have received vocational training – 1,230 of these young women are now in the workforce or running their own businesses. The young women train for careers ranging from motorcycle mechanics to nursing.
NYF has rescued 12,722 girls from Kamlari since it launched its successful campaign to end the practice in 2000.
We are so proud of Santoshi and of all the young people who are changing their lives through NYF’s vocational training programs.
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