Faces of Freedom
For Family’s sake - Faizan
Half a decade has passed since Faizan was rehabilitated to a private school, and he admits that a lot has changed since then. “I regret leaving studies for those 4 months; but I still feel I didn’t see any other option. We barely had anything to eat”, says Faizan, now a 10th grader. Leading a more focused life now, he expresses that he enjoys his classes as much as the leisurely hours he spends with his friends on school field trips.
As Faizan’s differently-abled brother calls out to him, he says that of course he is tied down by responsibilities; but now, he is more prepared to deal with them. His mother is extremely supportive of his education pursuit and has begun to anticipate his favourable future. She even tries to cheekily negate her son’s idealistic responses. “He loves shoes and his phone. He’ll probably by more of those in future”. Faizan’s journey proves that a dedicated and long-term intervention can unburden young lives that are tied down by social responsibilities.
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