Eight-year-old Ayan thrashed and yanked violently against the chains his mother restrained him with. But it was futile. He couldn’t free himself from the chains that kept him inside the run-down shed made of asbestos sheets where his family squatted among 50,000 others in Bangalore, India.
Chantal Romashoe moved to Stone Hill in January. As an 11th grader, starting in the middle of the year, her obstacles to graduation were formidable. Would she graduate? Or would she join the 60% of South African students who do not finish school?