I grew up as a child labourer, subject to utter harassment and abuse. I didn’t even know what a newspaper was. After I associated with Balaknama, I am a person I had never dreamt I could be. I started as a batuni reporter and am now the editor of Balaknama. By virtue of Balaknama, our voices are reaching the society, police and government officials. I want the lives of many others to change, like mine did.