Child Rights

One more child is lost

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One more child is lost

Savithri is a sixth standard student in a government run school in the city, but she also begs on Saturdays and Sundays to earn money for her family. Murali Kumar, counselor, Child Helpline, said that he had counselled Savithri and her mother and asked them to refrain from begging but then it was of no use. He also explained that in Savithri’s caste, women were not allowed to go for jobs so the only option left is to beg. Savithri is a prototype of many young children who beg on the streets of ‘Singara Chennai’. (more…)