While the 10x10 field team was in Kolkata, they visited Lee Memorial School and interviewed Khusboo Shaw (19). Khusboo grew up on the street and for many years was one of the thousands of children in Kolkata who eat, sleep and bathe on the footpath. Khusboo’s father spent most of her family’s income on alcohol and died when she was a child. Khusboo told us that many of the girls she grew up with were married when they were very young and then stopped attending school. Watch what happens when a girl from the footpath gets the chance to stay in school: [mc src=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8InLTr2ZFk&feature=channel_video_title” type=“youtube”]10x10 in India - Khusboo Shaw profile[/mc] In 1996, World Vision launched a street children project called the “Snehedeep," which translates to "light of love,” close to Khusboo’s sidewalk home. With this project’s support, Khusboo was able to attend school and her mother opened a small tea shop on the sidewalk. Khusboo’s mother is also a strong supporter of her daughter’s education and continues to insist that she focus on her studies. Along with Khusboo, Snehedeep has helped hundreds of children through sponsorship and tuition support, life skills training workshops, health screenings and mobile health awareness camps and skill training for women and girls.