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

15 hours 48 minutes ago

“If there was one thing you would like to be photographed with, what would it be?”
“She – my best friend, her name is Shaheeda.”
#littlehumans #nocountryforchildren #worldrefugeeday

Little Humans

22 hours 48 minutes ago

On a sunny Guwahati afternoon, 16-year-old Hirak Jyoti Das moves swiftly around the field. He is not particularly camera shy but akin to most 16-year-olds, he too is perhaps conscious about his looks, and is seen frequently fixing his hair. He tells me he grew up watching #football on the television and had an urge to play the sport each time he watched Brazil play. He says, “I play for fitness and I have grown up watching Brazil play and I have always liked them. The coordination among the players is admirable and there is great team work.” However, his favourite player is LionelMessi. According to Das, he joined the Assam Jogging Association because their main aim is to develop grassroots players from the region and give them proper guidance. He says, “There are many players from the northeast who are good. In fact, most players who are representing our country nationally and internationally are from the northeastern region of the country, I think, here people revere football more than cricket.” #WorldCup #littlehumans #footballfever

Credit: Sanskrita Bharadwaj

Little Humans

1 day 15 hours ago

“If there was one thing you would like to be photographed with, what would it be?”
“A flower, but there are no flowers over here,”she says with a frown. She darts off and comes back with a blade of wild grass, saying, “Let’s pretend this is a flower.” #littlehumans #nocountryforchildren #worldrefugeeday

Little Humans

1 day 22 hours ago

Amongst all the boys who are being trained at the Dispur Secretariat field under the Assam Jogging Association, 14-year-old Rocky Saikia came across as the most easy going and friendly. With a sense of excitement, he declares his love for Barcelona’s Lionel-Messi. “I love him,” he says. Naturally, his love for Messi is now going to transform into a love for Argentina. “Where there’s Messi, I will be there too,” he says with a chuckle. He wants to watch all the matches this #WorldCup but due to the pressure of school and studies he may not be able to do so. However, he’s made a pact with himself that he is not going to miss a single Argentina match. According to Rocky, playing #football keeps him physically fit but he also believes that he doesn’t really need an occasion or a reason to play the sport. He says, ‘I love football and I think it’s in my blood.” Rocky has played minor tournaments and leagues in the city and wishes to continue playing in the future. #littlehumans #footballfever FIFA World Cup

Credit: Sanskrita Bharadwaj

Little Humans

2 days 15 hours ago

“If there was one thing you would like to be photographed with, what would it be?”
“My shoes! I love them. I wear them all the time. Sometimes my friends ask me to let them wear them for some time. I also love this chips a lot.” #littlehumans #nocountryforchildren #worldrefugeeday

Little Humans

2 days 22 hours ago

Clad in an orange jersey, 11-year-old Arpan Boro smiles meekly when asked to pose for a photograph. Petite statured Arpan is quite shy. Being the youngest of the lot, it appears as though he is bullied by the older lot. But he doesn’t seem to mind their jokes on him and responds to them rather lightheartedly. While he poses for the camera, older boys stand in front of him, teasing him about his looks and Arpan is egging them on with silly smiles. Encouraged by his parents to take up football, Arpan plays the sport at Assam capital Dispur’s Secretariat field every day from 4 to 6pm. He hasn’t participated in any local leagues but he wishes to continue playing the game. He says, “I had been playing football at school, and now I have been playing here for about a year. I love it.” Arpan who studies at the Kendriya Vidyalaya CRPF campus at 9 Mile in Guwahati is a huge fan of Brazilian footballer Neymar. He says: “I want Brazil to win the #WorldCup.” #littlehumans #footballfever Fifa Worldcup 2018

Credit: Sanskrita Bharadwaj

Little Humans

3 days 15 hours ago

“If there was one thing you would like to be photographed with, what would it be?”
“This book of mine. It’s my favourite. I love how colourful it is and how the words sound.” #littlehumans #nocountryforchildren #worldrefugeeday

Little Humans

3 days 20 hours ago

When it comes to Indian #football, states like West Bengal, Goa and Kerala often bag the limelight. However, the U-17 #WorldCup last year saw 8 out of 21 players from the north-eastern states of India. One can't miss children playing football in every street, neighbourhood and village of the north-eastern states, hailing it an emerging footballing powerhouse in India. This week stay tuned as Sanskrita Bharadwaj talks to young footballers in Guwahati as they watch their favourite teams play in Moscow. #littlehumans #footballfever