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Married for a Cause

Jitu & Rehana - an interfaith (Hindu-Muslim) couple live in a town called Rajkot in western India. They defied their families, put aside religious differences and got married during a very turbulent time. In an Indian wedding, the bride and the groom take seven vows but they took eight vows; the eighth was not to have their own children. In India, where 99% of the time, the sole purpose of getting married is procreation, this was a very bold decision. The reason? Every eighth urban child in India lives in slums. Urban poverty forces almost 12 per cent of Indian children between the ages of 5 and 14 into labor. Most will never hold a book or see the inside of a school. Jitu-Rehana got married to challenge the system and change this. They got 'Married for a cause'! The two started alone, educating five children with less than 100 dollars in their pocket but today they educate and proudly call themselves 'Parents of a 1000 children'. Their constant effort in the past eleven years has not only given an opportunity of education to 100s of slum children, but has also brought positive benefits like family planning, de-addiction, self respect etc. to their families. Jitu-Rehana's dream is to start a vocational university where slum children can learn crafts that will help them get good jobs, become self-reliant and get their families out of the slums.

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Hi. We are Harish & Jarna, directors of this documentary. When we heard about Jitu-Rehana, we were very impressed and started interacting with them. The more we got to know them, the more we felt that their story needs to be told to the world.
Our goal ???

Our goal is to help these amazing people through the medium we know best - media and films. We have decided to make a documentary on their life and work with two objectives in mind.

1. To create an inspirational story which can inspire more and more people to do their best to help the under privileged. Our Unsung Heroes believe that even if ten well-to-do families take responsibility to uplift one underprivileged family, there will be no slums in the very near future.

2. We are hoping that when people see the impressive work these people are doing, they will come forward to help them fulfill their dream, which is to open a vocational university where slum children can learn crafts that will help them get good jobs, become self-reliant and get their families out of the slums.
education urban poverty elimination solutions

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