Many children in India are forced to work as laborers and give up their childhood.

Shweta Chari was having dinner with friends in 2004 when she shared an idea to create a place where children could play.

“Simple toys can make them children again,” says Chari, who later that year, with the help of her friends, founded Toybank, a place where kids can go when their families can’t afford to buy board games, construction toys and plush dolls.

Toybank allows natural learning for kids who are not in school and they learn English while they are on site.

(WATCH the video above, from “Our Better World“, a Singapore International Foundation initiative)

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