Education of Deprived Urban Children Finding Hope in the Midst of Despair

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Education of Deprived Urban Children Finding Hope in the Midst of Despair

Raju Mir, son and brother of CSW’s had been born and brought up in the Red light district of Sonagachi. When he was young he fell in love with a CSW and soon they were together. The couple gave birth to a a girl named Heena.But Heena was deserted when she was just 15 days old as her mother eloped with her lover.Since then Heena has been in the care of her grandmother and aunt. Though they looked after her,she was not allowed to attend school regularly, & even was physically abused by her aunt. Raju remained away from house till late hours for work. He was very worried and wanted to put Heena to a residential care where she could be safe.Heena’s progressing adolescence worried Raju even more. He wanted her daughter to be out from the red light area.

Heena was identified by one of the teachers of KMWSC and brought to the center.One day during home visit they got to meet Raju who expressed his desire to send Heena to a hostel. Accessing the vulnerability of the girl child and to relieve the fears of her father, Heena was admitted to Rainbow home by the intervention of the KMWSC staff.

Now Heena happily lives at the Rainbow home and is regularly attending school. Her father, Raju finds his fears rested and is glad that KMWSC came to the rescue of his daughter.

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