“From baking bricks and a forced child marriage, Hand in Hand India has Rescued me twice!”

Jayanthi’s Story

Jayanthi Ekambaram’s parents were brick kiln workers – everyday meant long hours and back-breaking labour. When she turned seven, she too had to join them. HiH India Staff who identified her, enrolled her into their Tiruvallur RSTC – Residential Special Training Centre. Nourished by the care, food, education and facilities provided free of cost, she joined school. In her 10th grade, she was forced to undergo a child marriage. She again sought HiH India’s support and called it off. She has now completed B.Com and is happily married with a 9-month old son! She dreams of becoming a teacher and helping poor students like her to study and succeed in life.