This is Pratibha’s story. I met her for the very first time during my awareness activity as an NSS volunteer. She was a 12-year-old, bright, happy girl who wanted to be a teacher. I remember she participated in the competition my team organized at the government school in their community. She gave a speech about the fierce warrior Rani Lakshmibai and won first prize in the competition.
When I visited the school again the next year, I was shocked to learn that she discontinued her studies. Her family made her work as a household help so that she could help with the family expenses, and after that, her family arranged for her to marry at the mere age of 16 years. That’s when I decided to start a movement to protect children like Pratibha.
Pratibha Foundation is not only an organization but a mission to protect the rights of every child.
We want to build a world where no children are deprived of their rights.
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