Priyanka breaks free of her painful past and creates a life for herself
Priyanka Jogi is a 17-year-old girl who lives in Jawahar Nagar slum with her mother and four younger siblings.
When her father died eight years ago, her family was left in a miserable condition. Her mother began to sell tissues on the road to earn money to take care of the children. But she had to undergo an appendicitis operation which left her bedridden.
This left them with no money and there were days without even one meal. Priyanka decided to sell tissues to earn for her family. She was found by volunteers from Vimukti Sanstha. They enrolled her at the school where she has been studying since the past seven years.
Priyanka first went to school because of the milk and a snack that she got there. It gave her energy and kept her going through the day.
As she began to go to school regularly, she started to enjoy it. She was given a double promotion and takes part in all the activities of the school. Her teachers saw that she enjoyed crafts and trained her to make rakhis and diyas that she sells to earn money for her family. Priyanka hopes to grow up and teach poor children the way she is being taught today.
Growing children need proper nutrition which many from urban slums do not get. If they get food in their schools, they will keep coming.
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