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There is no escaping it - the daughters
of prostitutes often become prostitutes too.
It happened to her mother, who was forced into
prostitution at an early age and endured years of
exploitation and brutal abuse. Prema accepted it as her
fate too - until she saw a future with hope.
Prema was given the opportunity to attend a Good Shepherd School. Education is now
changing everything. She is being equipped with English, Math, Science, and spiritual
values - everything she needs to succeed. For the first time, Prema’s mother can imagine
her daughter’s life without the horror of prostitution. Full of hope, Prema dreams of
becoming a teacher herself.
Imagine a child, barely six years old,
forced to work long hours as a domestic slave to pay
off his family’s debt. This was to be Dileep’s fate.
Dileep’s parents had been exploited by a dishonest
debt collector. They worked hard to pay off the debt,
but the interest rate was too high for them to ever pay
it off. In their desperation, Dileep’s parents decided to
sell him as a debt labourer.
But because generous Canadians provided financial support, our staff was able to
intervene on Dileep’s behalf and persuade his parents to send him to our Good Shepherd
School instead. At our school, Dileep is receiving a quality English medium education
that is breaking the cycle of poverty and debt. Today, Dileep is a brilliant student who is
developing the skills and knowledge that will help him and his family have a bright and