Rescue sex workers & at-risk children in India

by Snehalaya 'Home of Love'
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Rescue sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue sex workers & at-risk children in India

Project Report | May 20, 2024
Educated choices

By Dr Girish Kulkarni | Founder

Future artist?
Future artist?

This year, Snehalaya girls completing their 10 and 12 std have an array of interesting career options from surgeon and event manager to fashion designer, beautician and software engineer. Our Education Committee recently met with 20 girls from our childcare institution to hear more about their plans and see how we can help them achieve their dreams.

Snehalaya shelters the daughters of sex workers from an early age with the ambition of providing them a quality education that will ensure they find a future away from the red light areas. We also support those living with HIV, some of whom are orphans, encouraging them to look to the future with hope and ambition.

Deciding a future career is never easy and we often rely heavily on our parents, families, friends and teachers to guide us in our choices. For the girls growing up under our care, their view of the world and the careers it offers are often limited to those they interact with on a daily basis. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many express desires to enter the police, social work, healthcare, hospitality, etc.

While we appreciate our girls considering paying it forward through service to their country, we also want to ensure they are making the right choices for them by encouraging them to consider what they love to do and are good at. It can be confusing deciding the route to your chosen career and our education committee was set up in 2022 to help our girls decide on the right paths after they received their 10 and 12 std exam results. This year, we have brought the first meeting of the committee forward so we can start discussing and researching their education plans as soon as their exams are over. The committee will meet again once their exam results are received when we can start the admissions process.

In our first meeting, four girls expressed their wish to become special education needs teachers. With a former beneficiary already working as a sign language interpreter, we invited her to come and share her experiences and journey with the girls. An engaging discussion took place with the girls receiving sound advice and having all of their questions answered by someone who had walked in their shoes. All four girls have a clearer plan on their next steps and an increased confidence to stand on their own feet to follow their dreams.

Giving our young people the responsibility to decide their own futures and interrogate their strengths and passions is paying off. The committee is proving very successful in ensuring our young women make the right choices and stick to them, greatly reducing the numbers of drop outs once they start college.

Thank you for your support which adds to our girls’ confidence and supports them on their lifelong journeys to success, we couldn’t do it without you.

Future cricketer?
Future cricketer?
Future superstar?
Future superstar?

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By Dr Girish Kulkarni | Founder

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Snehalaya 'Home of Love'

Location: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - India
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Twitter: @snehalaya
Project Leader:
Joyce Connolly
Ahmednagar , Maharashtra India

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