Geetanjali Awasthi – Teacher, End to Child Labour Project

I’m from Dhangadi, a city in the far western region of Nepal. I graduated from Kathmandu with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and have been working in the field as soon as I graduated. I’ve always been passionate about working for the betterment of society, especially for marginalized communities.

As a teacher working with child labourers, my focus is on helping them adapt to school life and giving them the tools they need to succeed academically. This involves not only teaching them basic reading, writing, and math skills, but also providing them with emotional support and guidance. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming learning environment where all children feel valued and supported.

In addition to my work as a teacher, I also help to monitor brick factories, work closely with local authorities and community members to identify cases of child labour and provide support to families and children affected by it. I believe that every child deserves the right to an education and a childhood free from exploitation, and I’m committed to working towards that goal.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading and exploring new places and often incorporate these into my teaching to make learning more fun and engaging for the children. I look forward to continuing this important work.

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