Childhood. The pure innocent pleasures of playful games. Incandescent discovery of the big, wide world. The realities of childhood are not uniform for all kids. In Developed nations like Australia, most are afforded the opportunity to play and learn in a safe, tender and ultimately structured environment based on a framework of what society believes is the optimum developmental mix. The world is not as black and white for most young Indians. Growing up in Bombay’s infamous urban slums means most simple joys of childhood are superseded by a raw battle for survival . Forced to beg for pity, working amongst toxic fumes in the traffic stuck at Bombay’s jammed intersections. Otherwise youngsters spend the day caring for younger siblings, traversing dirty slum laneways, as their mother travels long distances out of the slum every day to earn money as domestic help or in a textile factory. Just to shelter and feed the family.
- Fantastic sharing of ideas at #ideabombingsyd! Love the gold coin pop up bar! Great stuff @johnocalI 1 week ago
- @suigenerisjen Thanks Jen :) I'll promo this through my network. My org @south_btours promotes community empowerment in Redfern with tourism 2 weeks ago
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- @suigenerisjen amazing talk yesterday! Thanks so much for sharing... your passion, determination and vision is a massive inspiration! 2 weeks ago
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