I was a ragpicker. I attended CHETNA’s residential workshop. My leadership skills were recognized and I was asked to be a batuni reporter. I did not know how to read or write. As a batuni reporter , I now collect stories from the streets, about what is happening in the lives of children living on the streets, what their wants and demands are. I am also slowly learning how to read and write. Balaknama has not only changed my life, it has also given me the fire to fight for child rights.