kamlariCongratulations to Saraswoti Chaudhary and Basanti Chaudhary for being the first freed Kamlari to earn bachelor’s degrees!

NYF rescued the young women 15 years ago and helped them get the education denied to them by the dehumanizing practice of childhood slavery known as Kamlari.

More than 12,000 girls were indentured as household slaves before NYF launched a campaign in 2000 to end the practice, formally abolished by the government in 2013.

Saraswoti earned a degree in English and Basanti studied electrical engineering. Both young women intend to go on to earn their masters degrees.

Well done Saraswoti and Basanti!

To find out more about our Empowering Freed Kamlari programme please click here.