Here's a story about how members of the Changemakers community are promoting mentorship in India:
Shaheen Mistri was an 18 year-old American on vacation in India, when she came face-to-face with a level of despair that changed her life.
In Mumbai she saw that slum children get a rotten deal when it comes to school: no water, few working toilets, absent teachers and desks without chairs. In most schools, there is little or no hope of learning English, the best ticket to a job in this bustling city. Combine this with the hardships of slum life in Mumbai—a shanty for a home that regularly gets bulldozed, inadequate drinking water, hunger, rampant disease and infection, high rates of domestic abuse and alcoholism—and you wonder how half of the children make it to fifth grade.
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