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Found abandoned on Mumbai roads, Sonam is now a medical professional

Sonam was found by the police abandoned and wandering on the roads when she was 6 years old. All attempts to find her parents were in vain and so, they registered her with the Juvenile Welfare Board.

Upon the advice of the Juvenile Welfare Board, they enrolled her in the Bal Gruha run by the Shraddhanand Mahilashram.

Sonam grew up in the Bal Gruha with other children like herself. She was given the love and care that she deserved.

She grew up as an Ashramkanya, as the girls who live in the shelter home are lovingly called. She grew up under the care of qualified social workers who nurtured her. They looked after her educational and emotional needs.

Sonam was a lovely and quiet girl. She completed her Higher Secondary from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey College. When she turned 18, as she had no place to go, she moved to the Shraddhanand Mahilashram's Aadhar Gruha.

She was always fascinated by nurses. She used to observe well dressed nurses in the hospital in her childhood. When it was time to pick a career, she expressed her willingness to become a nurse.

She applied to the General Nursing Midwifery course in J.K. Somayya Hospital. She cleared her entrance exam, interview and a medical fitness test and got selected to the three and a half year nursing course.

After completing the course, she did a six-month internship in K.G. Somayya Hospital in Mumbai. They were so happy with her hard work and skill as a nurse that she got offered a job as a staff nurse in the same hospital.

Sonam got married by accepting a proposal that she received through the ashram. The couple is now blessed with a child.

Sonam is continuing to work. She went on to become the department in charge in the NICU Department and then a senior staff.

Many abandoned girls like Sonam who would have grown up on the streets with no future are now happy and contributing members of the society.

Your help can make many more abandoned girls like Sonam find a safe shelter so they can make a life for themselves. You can donate to their living and medical expenses in the Aadhar Gruha. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


Access to a safe shelter can help poor girls work towards their careers without worry and become independent

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