Because their parents were trapped in slavery in a brick kiln, Shiva and Madesh weren't able to go to school. Instead, they had to work. Pranitha Timothy, IJM's Director of Aftercare in Chennai, said this:
This is slavery. It is more than just work for little or no pay. It steals a family’s freedom and dignity. It denies children an education. It strips parents of their roles as protector and provider.
You can read her whole message and find out how Shiva and Madesh were rescued here. Thank you for making this possible.