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A whisper to the wind…

When I was younger, I was used to wondering about how my childhood would have been within Child Care Institutions (CCI) if I had to live there, and which possibilities would have been offered to me to decide about my future. I was always sensitive about children abuses and neglects that is why, when I had to decide about which type of studies I would like to do, I naturally have chosen to study Human Rights.
During my internship in Udayan Care, while reading reports about the current situation of Aftercare in many Indian states as well as the issues and challenges of Care Leavers (CLs), I discovered the story of Shruthi and her struggles. The upcoming words are a message of hope for her.
At her majority, Shruthi had to leave the Child Care Institution in which she spent 10 years after the death of her parents. She didn’t receive any financial help or any preparation to be able to serenely enter in adulthood. She is reduced now to household activities in her grandpa…