Rahul found his silver lining
“It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” – Lewis Carroll.
15 years old and living in a high-risk area, Rahul* struggled to fit in with the other teens around him. His mother, a sex worker in Kamathipura was too busy to pay attention to the deviant behaviours he exhibited.
She often found him involved in crimes, loitering and being irregular to school. When Rahul was held back in 9th grade, she could not keep quiet anymore, and after meeting Oasis staff, she began sending Rahul to our daycare center. With good influence and consistent counselling, he has been able to get back on track in school and is not a prey to the negative influences around him.
Last year in Kamathipura, Oasis India worked with over 60 children, providing help with education as well as imparting good values and morals.