Little Humans Campaign | Child Rights Organization | Leher NGO in India

Little humans

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Little Humans Campaign | Child Rights Organization | Leher NGO in India

Started in June 2014, and inspired by Humans of New York‘s wonderful ability to make us relate to people we would never know otherwise, we started our own campaign – Little Humans. An attempt to provide a space for every little face, a voice for every choice they make, whether it’s their favourite food or their worst nightmare.

We began with the belief that sometimes the littlest people have the biggest stories to tell. But how could we know that for sure? We didn’t. Until we stepped out, and began to talk to little children from all walks of life and with varying degrees of privilege to realise that these photo stories collectively expressed what it means to be a little human today.

Why are we doing this? Because, we are a child rights group who want nothing more than to create a safer/better world for children. Having shifted the tide towards prevention and not just protection, collecting such stories only helps us deepen our understanding of children and their needs, better still through new lenses. Yours.

If you’d like to contribute stories to #littlehumans or collaborate, write to us: contact@leher.org / littlehumans2016@gmail.com

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Little Humans

1 month 3 weeks ago

"Wow, that's so pretty, who taught you this art?" She answers without looking up, "No one, I learnt it from YouTube." #littlehumans

Credit: Shreeradha Mishra

Little Humans

1 month 3 weeks ago

"Hello, do you like studying?". She nods her head with a very straight face. Meanwhile, her friend runs up and complains, "She's always studying!"
#littlehumans #fieldstories

Credit: Shreeradha Mishra

Little Humans

2 months 1 week ago

“Like in the olden days, my mother still believes that boys are better than girls because she thinks girls will get married and go away. But I tell her not to worry. Girls have a lot of power.” Nisha has advocated for girls education and equality at various platforms including the World of India’s Girls in 2018. This #Champion4Change has shown remarkable strength and dedication to help her peers go to school. #TheInvisibles #LittleHumans Little Humans Save the Children India

Little Humans

2 months 2 weeks ago

“Under the scorching sun, with our feet burning, out in the rain and in the cold, we face many problems, even violence. At an age when we are supposed to go to school and get to play with friends, we are forced to earn a living. We never find a place where we are welcome or feel safe from harm. Don’t we have the right to dream and aspire for a better life, just like other children?” he questions. What bothers him the most, however, is the constant denial of identity – “Chhotu (small child), kale (dark-skinned), gudiya (doll) – these are just some of the names we are called every day; but never by our real names.” Meet Salmaan, a street child, determined to change the reality of children like himself. #TheInvisibles #LittleHumans Little HumansSave the Children India

Little Humans

2 months 2 weeks ago

“I will be in college soon and want to make a life where people know me by my work. But my dream is that there are many more Manishas who should not go through the hardships that I have experienced. All of them should get their rights and equal opportunity and an opportunity to dream and make it a reality.” Manisha currently lives under a flyover near Elphinstone Road station in Mumbai and is studying to become a banker. #TheInvisibles #LittleHumans Little Humans Save the Children India

Little Humans

2 months 2 weeks ago

“It’s very challenging to live on the street especially for girls. Do you know how many toilets we have in our home? Not even one! There is no proper sanitation facility available near to our place, as a result, we wait till early morning for accessing our basic sanitation facility. It’s not safe to be on the street in the night. At times I use to get scared of the police uncle roaming on the street. We spent many sleepless nights during rainy days. Rain in Mumbai had spoiled our belongings several times.” Today, Sultana is a campaigner for Save the Children India, educating her community on health issues. #TheInvisibles #LittleHumans Little Humans

Little Humans

2 months 2 weeks ago

She won the Savitribai Phule Puraskar 2016, has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2017 and will be traveling to New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Meet Saleha Khan, who lives on Mumbai's streets, yet, fights for the rights of children on a global platform. #TheInvisibles #LittleHumans Little Humans Save the Children India

Little Humans

2 months 2 weeks ago

You know who they are… the little boy with the runny nose knocking at your car window, the girl with the braided hair selling books at the traffic signal and the boy at the cusp of teenagehood working at the neighbourhood eatery. Sometimes, you offer them food, sometimes money and very often you turn the other way. You see them everyday, and yet they are #TheInvisibles.

Invisible in our census and policy, invisible as citizens of our country, invisible as rights holders, invisible in schools and playgrounds, invisible in public discourse and decisions, invisible in our minds and conscience.

Save the Children India set out on an important journey – to make #TheInvisibles, visible. In collaboration with government, civil bodies and the public, #TheInvisibles is committed to campaign for and with the 20 lakh children living on the streets of India. This week, we share with you success stories of Little Humans living on the street, who are testament to the ambition of this campaign. #littlehumans