Her financial situation was terrible. All we could do is send her sons to school. It is a belief system in our society that it is okay if girl children work at home and do not study. But thanks to Donors, they kept persuading us to send her to school. Now, since Jan 2019 she has been going to school says Rehana, Juhi's mother
Juhi, too, persuaded her parents to send her to school. “I often told them that I will earn money and pay my school fees,” she says.Still working and helping her mother at home after she comes back from school, Juhi feels relieved that she is at least able to go to school.
Juhi and her mother use beads to decorate dresses for women. They earn Rs. 3 for each dress that they decorate and manage to decorate at least 5-10 dresses a day. Child labour is a vast issue, yet depravity of the girl child is a hidden concern lurking behind it’s shadow.
While some families fail to understand the importance of educating the girl child, constant counselling and change in attitudes towards the girl child can make a huge impact, just like Juhi’s.