Sadanand Nagbakshi, is a 28 year old man. He and his siblings migrated with his mother to Chakkarpur after his father’s death when he was only 5 years of age. Being a migrant, him and his family went through all sorts of odds but he managed to continue study and take care of his three siblings. Gradually as he grew up he took up driving auto rickshaw to meet the daily needs of his family. His aspirations were different. He really wanted to achieve heights in life and provide a better standard of living to his family.
I am Pallavi and I am 12 years of age. We are 5 member family that includes me and my parents and my two brothers. My father’s name is Proshotam Das and my mother’s name is Meethu Das. My parents work as housekeepers in the nearby apartments and shop. My brothers don’t go to school and never contributes to the family income. We migrated to Chakarpur from West Bengal since long when my father came here in search of work and better livelihood.
My name is Archana Gain. I am from West Bengal. I have been staying in Chakkarpur for the past 15 years. I work as a domestic help in the nearby residential societies. Due to poor economic condition, we live in slums, where due to lack of proper basic facilities and unhygienic conditions, many people get sick often and a large number of children regularly fall sick. The lack of safe drinking water facilitates lead to the spread of water borne diseases.
My name is Poonam Devi and I am 32 years old. I belong to Kainur, Biha and have been living in Chakkarpur for the past many years working as a helper in a cosmetic shop. I had attempted to open a bank account in the nearby banks but could not succeed since the bank demanded local identity proof for opening an account.
My name is Mantosh and I am 14 years old. Before joining the Step Up center, I used to roam around the streets with my friends. Due to the lack of official documents such as the birth certificate, I was not admitted into the government school. While I was involved in work with my family one day, I came in contact with project team. The teachers at the Step Up centre mobilised my parents to get me admitted for the step Up program.