Salim und Simran, who are part of the help alliance project “Hope for Slum Children” in Dehradun in India, shared their stories with us
The project in Dehradun is part of help alliance since 2015 and aims to give street children a new perspective in life by offering educational programmes. It has brought out stories of people that were able to overcome tough life circumstances. Two of these are the stories of Salim and Simran.
Simran and her passion for education
Simran is a young girl that lives in one of the unorganized settlements of Dehradun along with her family. As the struggle to earn a living takes precedence, girl education is always compromised. With the help of the project she was able to attend the wings programme at the New Haven Centre. There, she has the opportunity to receive education, nutrition and medical help and is prepared for admission to a regular school. Next to fulfilling her duties as the eldest child of her family she attends the remedial classes and discovered her biggest passion: education. Her curiosity for learning and knowing things gives hope for a better tomorrow and will help her to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher one day.