Creating a space for growth

Deena*, 20 years old, resides at our group home in Mumbai. When boys this age enjoy a carefree life, Deena carries the responsibility of taking care of himself andfiguring out an uncertain future all by himself.

As a child, Deena lived with his mother in the red-light area. Fearing the unclean andunsafe environment, his mother joined him at a shelter home for children. This was the frist time Deena was left to cope with sudden changes in life. After a few years,tragedy struck when his mother suddenly passed away. Deena’s world was shattered.

In 10th grade, Deena moved into the Oasis boys group home and has received allthe help he needs to lay the foundation for success in the future. He has learnt house management and during the lockdown, he completed the employment-readinessprogramme, Blue Edge at Oasis and has received the best performing student award too! Now, we have helped Deena get admission in a college for his further education.He wishes to complete his studies, start working and earn money to support himselfand live an independent life.

Bearing a terrible loss at such a young age, we believe in giving Deena an environment to feel supported, and serve as a catalyst for his growth.
*name changed

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