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Pakistan|The Lives of Slum Children Part I

19/04/2015

This story is from Pakistan but same situation we may find in India too…

The Human Lens

“My day starts with scolding by mother us to help her in work. Each morning, I have to fetch water and collect grass for our goats. It’s a nightmare and I am totally fed up especially during summer times. I wanted to become a teacher when I grow up. But, how is that really possible? I have no books to study and neither do we have money for school fees. I will never become a teacher, plus am wasting time in search of water and tending to our animals.”

— Zunaira*, slum child, Islamabad.

It is shocking to note that  seven-year old Zunaira is so angry with life and her circumstances. But there is little she can do, born in poverty in illiterate family has robbed her of a better future and she is quite aware of the unfortunate fact that  she has limited and meager choices. Her father works as…

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