At-risk of physical or sexual violence
Cleaning the house, washing dishes, and doing laundry.
To be a teacher.
Little Singham (an animated kids series).
Deekshitha's parents favored her brother and severely neglected her for being a girl. While her brother was educated, Deekshitha was denied an education by her parents and sent to work in the fields each day to earn them money. They also had strict plans to marry her off by the age of 11 or 12. Because she’s a girl, they saw no need to educate her or allow her to live well like her brother. After our social workers were made aware of Deekshitha’s situation, they were able to confront her parents and intervene on her behalf.
Your sponsorship ensures Deekshitha is enrolled in school and receiving a good education rather than becoming a child laborer or a child bride. It also provides her with ongoing support and counseling from our social workers who are teaching her the value of being a girl!