Reading is something we can take for granted. Yet 122 million children around the world are illiterate. Many are trapped in the darkness of child labour, the hell of forced marriage, and the hopelessness of begging or crime.
Shaista’s father had always encouraged her to pursue medicine, and from a young age she knew nothing else except that one day she would be a doctor. But her world was crushed when her father died. She not only lost her role model, but also the opportunity to continue her education.