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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

4 weeks 18 hours ago

"What is it that you are carrying?"
"This is our flag."
"Why are you carrying it?"
"It is 26th January today and we have a function in our school."
"Do you know why we celebrate 26th January?"
"Ladoos." (Boy 1)
"No. Our teacher asked us to carry the flag, so we are carrying it with us for the function." (Boy 2)
#littlehumans

Credit: @RichaNagaich

Little Humans

1 month 8 hours ago

Sonali is 12 years old and is in the 8th grade at Katalguri Junior High School. She loves History because she wants to learn about how people lived a long ago. Her mother says she is very dedicated to her studies, but wait eagerly each afternoon to play rugby.When she turns 18, Sonali wants to join the Air Force and she knows that being physically fit is a critical component of this. She admires those who have volunteered to serve their country and wants to follow in their footsteps.#littlehumans Khelo Rugby

Little Humans

1 month 1 day ago

Debaraj lives in a small hut with his parents right on the edge of the tea fields where both of his parents work. Debaraj has big plans for his future. His favorite subject in school is English and when he grows up he wants to become an English teacher. #littlehumans Khelo Rugby

Little Humans

1 month 2 days ago

John Paul has swag, both on and off the field. In the mornings, he takes a bike to school along with the older Saraswatipur children. Both his parents pick leaves at the tea garden, but when he grows up, John wants to be a forest ranger like his uncle. #littlehumans Khelo Rugby

Little Humans

1 month 5 days ago

Although Rehan is a reserved person, he’s quite the opposite on the rugby field. He was introduced to Khelo Rugby by a friend 3 years ago and has been playing rugby ever since. Speed is essential in rugby and Rehan is fast enough to play every position on his team. #littlehumans

Little Humans

1 month 6 days ago

Saraswatipur, a cluster of picturesque villages situated around sprawling tea gardens in the north of West Bengal is about 30 kms away from Siliguri. Positioned on the banks of the Teesta River, on the edge of the jungle, one can’t miss the view of the Himalayas on a clear day. The predominant line of work is at the tea estate – picking and processing tea leaves. From a population of 2000 people, 1500 people are employed by the tea factory, passed down across generations.

Today, this tucked away little village is being known for more than just its tea. News from the region boasts of the burgeoning young talent on the rugby field, with the children of Saraswatipur playing for the West Bengal state and national Indian rugby teams, thanks to Khelo Rugby.

This week, we bring you stories of #littlehumans from Saraswatipur for whom the rugby field is now second home. #khelorugby

Little Humans

1 month 1 week ago

“Why do you like Miss Parul the most?”
“She’s nice to me.”
“And your other teachers aren’t?”
“They are... but they’re very boring. Miss Parul is funny. ”
#littlehumans

Credit: Anushka Dalal

Little Humans

1 month 1 week ago

Sandeep, who lives in the remote village of Hadapsar in Maharashtra, has a difficult journey to take, as he makes his way to school, everyday. From taking on long, abandoned, roads, to battling severe weather conditions and encountering suspicious people along their unaccompanied journey, many children go through great lengths just for a routine day at school. #littlehumans

Credit: Abhilash Safai

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