CASE STUDIES

Case Study
The Right to Education: Fighting the odds – The story of Madhuri

Formal education isn’t always a priority for the marginalized children living in the red-light area. They may not even have access to formal education. Prerana’s Educational Support Program caters to all educational needs of children – be it curricular, co-curricular or extra-curricular. Education is essential for a successful and stable future. Here we share the story of Madhuri*, a child who fought the odds for her right to an education.  

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Case Study
Fighting for a Future

The prostituted women living in these RLAs have little to no agency. Often they are under close control of their brothelkeeper or aadmi (a kind of pimp), with little voice of their own. Here is one
such case of a prostituted mother who was forced to leave her child in the hands of her brothelkeeper, but continued to fight the odds to rescue her child.

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Fighting for Freedom & Protection

Over the course of Prerana’s work in the red-light area, we have come across countless stories of a mother’s resilience to give her children the freedom they deserve. Here is one such case of a mother who fought for her son’s freedom from the clutches of her brothel keeper, and the impact created when multiple stakeholders work together.

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Defining Success: The 2008 Chapter

Many supporters, well-wishers, and friends of Prerana often call our work ‘successful’. However, what is this success? How do you define it? In 2008, a very interesting incident happened which helped us reflect upon our children’s and our success

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In Company of Colors

This is the story of a boy who fought domestic violence, faced the challenges of being a red-light area child, struggled to study, and managed to pass the 10th standard with flying colors. This is the story of Rohit (name changed), who found peace and harmony in the company of art, and Prerana.

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Mainstreaming The Marginalized

‘Mainstreaming the Marginalized’ discusses the approach and the process we follow while working to ensure that these invisible women and children move past the trauma to find their place in the outside world.

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Discovering The Strength Within

At Prerana, we hear several stories. Some hopeful, some full of courage, but mostly all, heart-wrenching. Neerja (name changed) and her daughter Vini’s (name changed) story is no different. What is inspiring though, is how Vini transformed her life with sheer strength and faith in self and Prerana.

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The Dusky Road to Dignity

The Dusky Road to Dignity is one of Sanmaan’s first case studies. It is Meghna’s (name changed) story, but also about the larger situation at hand when it comes to children involved in beggary.

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Restoring Dignity Through Education

Jeet’s (name changed) case is one of the efforts by Prerana to support the dream of a little boy and his trafficked mother, keen on providing the best education she could to him, so that he doesn’t meet the same fate as hers.

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