Stories

Sierra Leone
Hawa's story

Hawa's story

"Becoming a seamstress had always been my dream and I knew this was an opportunity for that dream to come true... I am proud that I can say I am self-reliant and confident"

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Ethiopia
Behati's story

Behati's story

“I want to study Law, because I want to solve the problems of females and people with disabilities.”

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Bangladesh
Jamal's story

Jamal's story

Jamal* used to run with the wrong crowd but he's turned his life around. At the Nagorik drop-in centre he's learned to read and write, and now earns a decent salary working in a tailoring shop.

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Bangladesh
Faraha and Tasmia's story

Faraha and Tasmia's story

“No school would enrol her as she had fallen behind in her education. At the Nagorik centre, she was able to catch up on her studies and make friends too." Faraha wants a good education and better opportunities, for her daughter Tasmia, than she had.

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Bangladesh
Rukhsar's story

Rukhsar's story

“Learning at the centre has transformed my life. I am more conscientious now and participate in all workshops and activities." Rukhsar* is a bright student and talented seamstress. Her journey through education has been filled with many challenges, but that hasn't stopped her!

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Bangladesh
Ayesha's story

Ayesha's story

Ayesha* loves going to school and wants to be a Police Officer when she grows up.

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Bangladesh
Shahida's story

Shahida's story

"He is getting nutritious food and medical care along with education in the safe environment of the day care centre.” While Shahida* works at a garment factory, her son Rizi* attends Nagorik's day care centre. She knows he will be safe there, and receive nutritious food and a good education.

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Bangladesh
Akhtari's story

Akhtari's story

Akhtari* is 13 years old and lives with her parents and older sisters in Dhaka. She has big dreams of becoming and banker and is determined to finishing her schooling.

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Bangladesh
Nasima's story

Nasima's story

Nazrul attends the Nagorik Uddyog day care centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh while his mum, Nasima, earns an income at a garment factory. Supporting mothers to earn a living helps protection children from harm and exploitation. We work with families so that children grow up with strong layers of support and protection around them.

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Nepal
Paru's story

Paru's story

“I have been spreading awareness among the girls and community people focusing on early marriage, as this has been one of the most difficult challenges that I have myself faced.”

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Nepal
Asha’s story of resilience

Asha’s story of resilience

"I aim to fight against abuse and modern slavery in my future and use my voice to ensure a dignified life for survivors like me."

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Nepal
Sapana's story

Sapana's story

“CLAMP supported me in becoming self-employed. The local government also helped me in establishing my shop near the municipality office. The insecurity and uncertainly that clouded my thoughts after the accident has been replaced by hope and optimism. Other YCAs have supported me and helped me continue my work in the community. They made me realise that my life is precious.”

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Ethiopia
Dr Argaw Wossen

Dr Argaw Wossen

"The whole world agrees that educating people really impacts people lives. It goes with your self-worth, your social status, it supports with you all kinds of negotiation in life. If you're educated you can make your life decisions by your own; you have more agency. Even if education is only one resource, it really contributes to the development of a person."

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Ethiopia
Melesu's Story

Melesu's Story

Every year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. For girls from extremely poor and underprivileged backgrounds, education is often a difficult journey. They face many challenges to attending school, the increasing risk of early marriage, family expectations and household chores, and experience discrimination and stigma over menstruation.

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Ethiopia
Atsede and her Father's Story

Atsede and her Father's Story

Atsede is student from our Girls Education Challenge programme, she wants to be a journalist to give people unbiased news.

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Nepal
Pujan's Story

Pujan's Story

*Pujan is a hardworking 17 year old. He's chosen to pursue a future in tailoring so he can be independent and work from his home.

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India
Amjad's Story

Amjad's Story

*Amjad is 17 and has a dream of becoming a chef in a hotel. For now, he is very proud to work as a Child Health Educator, helping other street children.

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Bangladesh
Saddam's story

Saddam's story

Saddam is working as a kitchen hand with dreams of one day opening his own restaurant. He used to work with his father as a waste picker to support his family. For Saddam, completing a food preparation course saved him from a life of rubbish picking. Now, he is saving for his future dreams and supporting his mother so she doesn't have to work as a domestic worker.

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Bangladesh
Nasrin's story

Nasrin's story

Nasrin is about to graduate from the Grambangla School. She has been working hard and plans to study tailoring so that she can get a decent job in a garment factory.

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Bangladesh
Mira's story

Mira's story

Mira's dream is to become a doctor. Though she enjoys school, she didn't have the easiest path to education. When her parents found someone for her to marry, Mira was worried about her future.

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India
Lives transformed by Butterflies

Lives transformed by Butterflies

Butterflies has been working with street connected children since 1989. Read the stories of Laxmi the ethical entrepreneur and Suraj the future doctor.

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Kenya
Doctor Aspirations in Kenya

Doctor Aspirations in Kenya

ChildHope believes in encouraging children to shape their futures to new heights. We hear about Steven's new aspirations to become a Doctor.

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Ethiopia
Interview with a GEC Teacher

Interview with a GEC Teacher

We speak to a teacher in the Girls Education Challenge (GEC) programme which empowers the girls of the world to sculpt their own futures.

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Bangladesh
Sokhina's Story

Sokhina's Story

16 year-old Sokhina lives in a slum near the Matuail dumping site with her parents. After moving to Dhaka, Sokhina started work as a waste picker.

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Kenya
Ben's Story

Ben's Story

Social workers worked with Ben on addressing the traumas he had experienced and rebuilding his self-esteem. Overcoming Childhood trauma

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Sierra Leone
Marjorie's Story

Marjorie's Story

Marjorie was still in primary school when she realised she was pregnant. “I was driven away by my parents for what they referred to as shame in the family"

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Ethiopia
Bezu's Story

Bezu's Story

'When I was 13 I didn’t know but a marriage had been arranged for me by my parents, to a man.' 'Once you’ve been abducted you’re his.'

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Nepal
Tukaram's Story

Tukaram's Story

Tukaram lives with his Grandfather, with not enough money to attend school. ChildHope aided Tukaram to re-enrol and start building his future.

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India
Rohit's Story

Rohit's Story

"My membership in the Children’s Health Cooperative had a huge effect on my unhealthy behaviours."

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