Anu spends hours each day hand stitching leather for shoes

Anu spends hours each day hand stitching leather for shoes
15-year-old Anu is studying in class 7 and also works with her parents in their shoemaking business.  She spends hours each day after school hand-stitching leather for shoes, but she’s still happy because she’s allowed to go to school.  In a country where so many children work full-time, Anu thinks she’s one of the lucky ones. 

All the children from the 265 families in her community area go to school thanks to the support of World Vision. Anu says she felt terrible when her parents pulled her out of school before, because they needed her to work to make ends meet. Through World Vision’s work in the community, they say they now understand that education for their children has to be their top priority.

Anu is part of the Remedial Education Centre run by World Vision in her community to help her catch-up on the schooling that she missed, and has also joined the children's club in her community where she has a safe place to play and learn about children’s rights.

World Vision is working in communities like Anu to help keep children safe from exploitation, so they can have hope for the future and live life in all its fullness.