Street girl becomes MSW qualified social worker.

Prof. Prabha Desai
Posted August 30, 2018 from India

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.

 

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Laila_Oakland
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

Thank you for sharing this inspiring story, and for the work that you do!

vidyacip
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

What an inspiring story. I am fascinated with her passion for learning. How despite odds she has the desire to learn and shape her life the way she wants. Age, life experiences and her work has not killed her passion. Thanks for sharing this story.

Jill Langhus
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Hi Prof. Desai,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing this woman's inspiring story with us. I hope to see more and also to learn more about what you do. Hope you have a great day!

Ngwa Damaris
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 07, 2018

Its really inspiring.

Beth Lacey
Mar 03, 2019
Mar 03, 2019

An amazing success story. You were instrumental in making it happen

Bettina Amendi
Mar 16, 2019
Mar 16, 2019

Good initiative Prof keep it up.Though the world is full of hopelessness, there is hope.You just proved it right.