Vikky, a former child slave growing up at Bal Ashram.
This is the face of the future, a young girl we met in a village school for a formerly nomadic tribe, the Banjara, in Rajasthan, a northern province of India where the mountains and the desert join in an ancient landscape. Like all of the children in her Child-Friendly Village, there will be no child labor, trafficking or early marriage to rob her of childhood.
2016 was a huge year for Media Voices for Children. We used all the tools at our disposal – filmmaking, extensive social media, public screenings, meetings with members of Congress and staff and appearances at government agencies to make the case that children should come first in setting budget priorities.