“I am lucky to be
“I would have been doing chores at home,” says 12-year-old Thaseen Taj. Seven years ago, Thaseen’s schooling almost came to a stop, when her parents could no longer afford the private school she was in. They heard about the HOPE foundation school, which had lower fees, and enrolled her there. Today, Thaseen is in 9th grade and wants to become a teacher.READ MORE
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“My ignorance could have harmed my baby.”
Sarita was not even sure she was pregnant when she first attended a session on maternal and child health at the HOPE foundation center in a Delhi slum. After nine months of counseling during which she started a balanced diet, got vaccines, took supplementary vitamins and registered for a hospital delivery, Sarita had a healthy baby boy, Aman.READ MORE
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“I have a bigger dream now.”
Sushma had always dreamed of becoming a tailor like her mother. "My dream changed after I joined the HOPE foundation computer center,” says the 19-year-old who now wants to become a teacher. After the course, Sushma found a job at a café. “I’ve decided to study because I can support my own education now.”READ MORE
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“People respect me today.”
Until a year ago, S Raja was a cable operator. Today, he owns a multimedia business which makes up to Rs 60,000 ($1,140) a month! With help from HOPE foundation’s training center and micro finance program, he learnt multimedia and setup his own enterprise. “I have studied only till the 10th grade, but I am providing jobs for graduates now!”READ MORE
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Blessing from the heavens
Abandoned at birth, Varsha came to live at the HOPE foundation orphanage in Delhi, Asharan, in 2002. She was diagnosed with Down Syndrome as a baby. Varsha’s attempt to defy the odds and live a normal life became a source of hope and inspiration for all at Asharan. Today, Varsha, 11, lives with her new family in the United States.READ MORE
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