Children & Communities
The children at Aseema, like all children, are intelligent, eager and full of curiosity. They are also extremely vulnerable and at risk because of the environment they live in. Their homes - mostly unauthorized structures made of tin or plastic sheets – face threat of being demolished quite frequently. Their slum communities grapple with illness, violence and abuse and the insecurity created by such an environment affects children the most. In the midst of this all, however, you will often see bright young faces laughing with abandon. This image is what symbolises so much of what our children are –hopeful, happy and full of promise.
I like Aseema. I come to school to play, sing and dance.
– Karan, 7 years
My teacher is so nice. When I grow up, I want to become a teacher.
– Laxmi, 8 years
Aseema is a good place.
– Ayesha, 7 years
My dream is that everyone should be friendly with everyone.
– Sanober, 10 years
I feel Aseema means a place where there is love and education and different activities for all children equally.
– Soliya, 11 years
When I pass and get good marks, my marks make me happy. But to pass, we have to work hard in life.
– Nikhat, 11 years
In the school, when I got hurt, the teacher gave me medicine. I felt very special.
– Bhavdeep, 11 years
I come to Aseema to learn new things. My dream is that I will become a good girl, eat many chocolates, help poor people, make lots of money and become a good business girl.
– Musharat, 11 years
Aseema is like my family and I love my family.
– Karuna, 12 years
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