Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Name: Withheld

Age: 11

Class: 6

Caste Background: Meghwal

Father’s Occupation: Labourer

Mother’s Occupation: Housewife

Siblings: 2 brothers 

Being new to the Veerni Institute, P has done well to settle in so fast and has made many new friends. Initially proving quite shy, it has been the mealtimes at the Institute that have helped P to feel more at home. Being a very sociable time of day, P loves sitting down to lunch with her fellow classmates and always looks forward to the food, which she finds to be very good.

As someone who is dedicated to her studies, P values the importance of education and acknowledges the self worth that studying at Veerni has given her. This is of particular importance for P because as a child bride, it has been coming to Veerni that has given her an opportunity she otherwise would not have had: to study and thus become an empowered individual. Of all her subjects, it is English that P most enjoys and she can often be found sitting reading a book. When asked what she would like to do in the future, P says she wishes to follow in the footsteps of people like Mahendra at the Veerni Project; a heart-warming sentiment which underlines P’s desire to make a difference in the world.

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