17-year old girl rescued from brothel now has a job in a spa
MUMBAI, 23RD JANUARY 2012: Prachi*, a 17-year-old girl who was rescued by police and Justice and Care in 2010, has graduated from cosmetology school and has started a job in a spa.
This is a big step for a previously uneducated Prachi who has worked very hard over the last year to finish her course in cosmetology through Save the Children, India.
Prachi, who had been forced to turn to prostitution because of her family’s poverty, had high motivation to learn. Right through her course, she envisioned a life for herself in which she could work and save money for the future. Keeping that ideal before her, she constantly pushed herself beyond what was asked of her. She would ask Justice and Care’s social workers, who have supported her since she was rescued, to bring her books on English and General Knowledge because she believed it was important to know more about the world around her.
Prachi plans to save her earnings so that one day she can build a new and independent life for herself.
* name changed to protect identity