Note: Name changed to protect privacy.
I met Krupa Khan at Juhu beach. She was a floating and streeet based girl. In the course of conversation she suddenly started singing and it was an English song. I was taken aback. I asked her whether she has received education.
Here is her story:
I was studying in Shanti Niketan school in Bengal. Suddenly I had to drop out in 8th Grade because my father expired in an accident. Destiny thus brought me to Mumbai and I started earning on the street itself. Today I am 40. Still my desire to complete my education is burning within me.
Immediately I asked her to join service of Sanmitra trust as PR Educator on Aids Control Project. She simultaneously joined Open University course and cleared HSC B.Com basic Computer course, spoken English and Tally.
Two years ago she came to me and expressed her desire to join MSW course in Indira Gandhi Open University. Sanmitra Trust paid an amount of Rs. 15,000 for her admission fees. After two years she has acquired MSW degree and she joined another NGO as field coordinator and is drawing a salary of Rs. 20,000 per month. It is an inspiring story for all underpriveleged and marginalised young girls.