Friday, 22 June 2012

Friday Photo

Neesha is seven years old and lives in the Park Circus railway slum in Kolkata, India. She has been coming to the Prathyasha Centre for Girls, where Mary’s Meals feeds, for a year. Neesha lost her leg when she was five, as a result of sleeping too close to the railway tracks. She wasn’t able to move away quickly enough from an on-coming train and now has a prosthetic left leg. Her family thought she would never go to school because of her disability, but the nuns who run the centre heard about Neesha, went to find her in the slum and offered her a place at the centre. Neesha tells us: “I like coming here every day and learning with my friends. We look forward to our lunch.”

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