UNICEF UK's five year initiative, Put it Right, launched in February 2010 and featured the stories of six children from around the world who were being denied their rights, such as the right to an education and to be treated fairly. In late 2010 we revisited the six children to find out how they are and how their lives have improved thanks to UNICEF and our partners.
Aklima came top in her class following her annual exam this year. She no longer works on a rubbish dump, but continues to support her family by working at a plastics factory. However, with encouragement from a UNICEF-supported organisation, Aklima’s parents have decided to admit her to a vocational programme where she can learn sewing skills to improve her future employment options, which she is keen to do.
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