At an age where children do not have a care in the world, Abhay faces the harsh reality each day. All of 9 years old, Abhay comes from a family of meager means. His father is a helper in a shop and his mother is a housewife. He has two siblings, both of whom study in Navsrijan. Abhay is a very creative child and is extremely fond of art and craft. He is self-motivated and has an inborn leadership quality. He is willing to work hard to chase after his dreams and support his family in whichever way he can.
Born in a destitute family with uncertainty of food, shelter and sometimes life itself, Madhu lives in a rented room with her parents and three brothers. Her father is mentally unstable and hence unable to hold a job for long. Thus, the household income is dependent on her mother, who works as a maid and on her elder brothers, who had to cut short their academics in order to provide for the family. Madhu is an extremely sincere student and values the opportunities given to her. She is able to grasp concepts very quickly and has a keen graphic eye. Her excellent coloring techniques and color schemes used by her in her art works are quite remarkable. Her only hope is to be able to complete her studies and lend a helping hand to her family.
Class 5 – Simran
No matter what the circumstance, those who wish to excel, make sure they do! Such is the story of Simran, a sincere and dedicated student. Simran’s father works as a housekeeper and her mother is a housewife; she also has two brothers. Simran is excellent in academics and is a very bright student on the whole. She is a keen observer and is willing to take the initiative when it comes to classroom activities. She has a good eye for art and her drawings and handwriting are a testament to this.
Umra is a shining example of determination and perseverance. Belonging to a destitute family, Umra is the fourth child in a family of five siblings. With no father to nurture these siblings and a mother who frequently falls ill, the responsibility of the entire household lies solely on her 17 year old brother. Thus, it is no surprise then that Umra and her family are always on the move, finding a home wherever they can, even if it for a short while. What has remained consistent in Umra’s life, though, is her unwavering resolve to educate herself. Umra is a bright and sincere student who has not only achieved academic excellence but is also a budding athlete.
Mamta is a Class 7 student who aspires to be a sportsperson. Her father is a tailor and her mother works as a house maid. Mamta too performs a number of household chores and also cooks food at home. She has an older brother who has given up studying to help out financially and she along with her younger brother comes to school. Having seen her parents struggle, Mamta has taken it upon herself to get quality education and better the life of her family. A sincere and dedicated student, Mamta is especially good at Tae-kwon-do and has a special liking for Chemistry and Mathematics
Talent finds its way, no matter what the circumstances. Nandini is one such talented musician who besides all odds, continues to excel in many fields. Belonging to an impecunious family, Nandini lives with her parents and 3 siblings. The current shanty that they are residing in doesn’t even have the basic of amenities in place; not even a proper roof. To make ends meet, her elder sister works as a domestic maid before and after school. But these circumstances aren’t an excuse for her to not achieve what she sets out to. She excels not just in academics but also in co-curricular activities. She is a Yoga champ and has also found her way in the school orchestra, playing the synthesizer.