Harini studies in 5th grade in Dharmapuri Isha Vidhya school. She has been studying in the school since her 2nd grade.
Harini had a very sorrowful past. Her home environment was very disturbing.Her father, as a liquor addict, abused Harini’s mother regularly. He was detected with brain cancer, and could not be saved despite the family spending INR 300,000 for the treatment. As a single parent to provide for five children, Harini’s mother struggles to earn and save the family. To augment the meagre earning from a small shop that they own, she undertakes tailoring work at home. Still, the funds fall short for feeding them all, leaving her feeling dejected that she can neither buy new clothes for her kids for festivals, nor can she even feed them properly.
While Harini’s siblings continue to study at nearby government schools, Harini joined Isha Vidhya when she heard of the scholarship facility from one of our teachers. Since she has come here, Harini has shown much promise in Mathematics and Social science. Diligent and meticulous with her classwork and homework, and an active participant in class discussions, Harini is a pleasure to have as a student.
But for the scholarship, Harini would have had no access to what she has now. Her mother is very happy and deeply grateful to the donors and the school. She says, “After joining Isha Vidhya, my daughter has learned to speak and behave with respect. Each and every bit of information about my daughter is conveyed from school which was not the case with the other school where she studied. I am very happy that my daughter is doing well in this school.”
We thank the donors for making a difference in Harini's life!
Keertigha, an alumnus of the Villipuram Isha Vidhya School, was a school topper. She scored 490/500 in tenth grade public examinations, and 514/600 in twelveth grade.
Keertigha joined Isha Vidhya in 2010. She became a class leader, and then the school leader in 2017. Keertigha is a scholarship student. Keertigha did well in sports too. She won the second place in Divisional Level Throw Ball event.
Keertigha is currently pursuing her undergraduate in Bachelors in Science with Clinical Nutrition as the specialization, at Bharadhidasan Government College for Women in Pondicherry. She aspires to pursue her postgraduate study and become a nutritionist!
We hope you enjoyed reading about the heart-warming success story of Keertigha. Hundreds of children at Isha Vidhya, like Keertigha, are supported by kind-hearted donors like you! We thank you for all you did for these students, and we look forward for your continued support!
Devi has been student at Isha Vidhya LKG onwards. She is now in 9th grade. She hails from a village called Kurandy in Nagercoil.
Devi is from a family of four people. In 2015, their family was dealt a severe blow when Devi’s father who worked in a fish-net company met with a fatal accident. This put the family into lot of challenges. They were in dire straits mentally and financially.
Devi has a courageous mother, which was a boon. Although her mother has cleared just 6th grade, she was determined to educate her children and empower them to chase their dreams. There were times when they slept hungry but she did not budge from her commitment. After two trying years, Devi’s mother finally landed a job in a fish-net company. Today, with the mother as the sole bread-winner earning a humble INR 5,000 a month, and with no financial support from relatives or friends, the family somehow manages.
Devi has her education sponsored by donors at Isha Vidhya. Although she does okay in academics, she excels in sports. From 2015 to 2018, she has won the first prize in running, high jump and the long jump. She has also won multiple cash prizes. Her aim is to improve in academics and excel in it too!