I have been watching this show on Netflix and it is completely undoing me. It is called Daughters of Destiny.
It is the story of five girls from Indian families who were from the “untouchable” caste in the most poverty-stricken communities in the world. Through a four-part series, the show encapsulates their lives from the age of 7 to 23 where they are raised at Shanti Bhavan, a residential school in Tamil Nadu. Dr Abraham George, desperate to change the plight of the ‘untouchable caste’ sold everything he owned two decades ago to start the school. The school annually takes 12 boys and 12 girls from the age of four from the poorest families in the slums of India. They stay with them at Shanti Bhavan all year, and provide for them meals, clothes, shelter education, healthcare, and love and support.
After 12th grade the Shanti Bhavan also pays for their college education.
The school accommodates around 300 children from the rural villages or urban slums with most of the children from the lowest caste in India, known as the untouchables. The school was started to give these children and their families a chance and hope that one day they could lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and break the vicious cycle forever. This series shows the heart wrenching, yet incredibly inspiring journey of these five girls as they strive to redefine class and caste and pioneer a new future for themselves, their families and generations to come.
Most inspiring is the heart and life of Abraham George who started the school, propelled by the injustice of the treatment of the “untouchables” in India.
He sold his opulent business in America and invested everything he owned and his whole life into this school.
He has run it for more than 20 years and loves the children like his own. It reminds me of my mandate to look after the poor and broken. Those who are caught in the vicious cycles of poverty.
I am in love with the girls from this show. Each of them have my heart. I would love for you all to watch this series. It is opening my heart, raising questions and provoking so much deep thoughts around poverty.
I would love to know your comments after you have watched it!
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Dr Christine Greenwood
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