From street life to school teacher << Back to Case Studies
Submited on: 2015/01/13
Prakash (name changed), 21, from Hadikhola VDC in Makawanpur district is happily living as a school teacher these days. Besides his teaching career, he is continuing his study in Bachelor level.
His parents had small hotel business in Manhari Bazaar and were happily living with five members. Among two sons and a daughter, Prakash was a younger one. One day, his father left home due to the family conflict and after few days of this incident, his brother and sister also vanished from the village. After three years, his mother married with another man and came to Kathmandu along with him to live with her newly married husband. In Kathmandu, his mother started to work as street vendor to support her family. Due to the violence from his step father he came in the street when he was 10. In the street, he used to collect garbage, plastic bags & bottles to earn petty money. After three years of hard life in the street, he came to the contact of VOC's Welcome Center through his street friends. As he was motivated to leave the street life, he was transferred to VOC's Children Home of that time. In the home, he got psychosocial counseling, motivational classes and involved in various activities that helped him to avoid street behavior and adopt usual life.
After 4 years of stay in Children Home, he showed an interest to live with his mother. As his mother was also ready to adopt her children, VOC reintegrated him by supporting on his education. Through the support of VOC, he passed SLC from New Florence Boarding School at Kalimati, Kathmandu and completed his 12th standard in science stream. Then he started to work as a school teacher as his interest was to become a good teacher while he was in school. He has a good relationship among the co-workers and students too. Now he takes tuition classes to the students which provide him extra good earnings as well. So, he is happy and satisfied with his profession and enjoying a lot.