Education  India Project #54411

Support education of Soni, a poor semi-orphan girl

A microproject by Sphoorti Foundation
Support education of Soni, a poor semi-orphan girl
May 22, 2022

Update May 2022

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for extending support to our child Sony. We raised $700 towards her living and education-related expenses. $ 250 were spent on her food, $50 on her clothing, $60 on her personal expenses like face powder, soaps etc and $100 on her studies - books and school bag et al. $ 10 were spent on her health.  

We would like to share her story in this report.

Sony comes from a very poor family which consists of 3 children - 1 boy and 2 girls. Her father passed away when Sony was young. Her mother is a Beedi worker and a TB patient. To take care of the family, two girl children stopped studying and started working on farms. 

Seeing her plight at home, her maternal Uncle brought her to Sphoorti. 

Her story is of courage, determination and the will to do well In life in whatever situation one is placed in. She is an inspiration for privileged children who take a lot of things for granted in their lives.

The Change  

When Sony joined Sphoorti, her health was in a bad shape. She was from a slum neighborhood. Her behavior and habits were subpar. Years of malnutrition took toll on her health. Her teeth were in a disarray. We took help of local physicians to improve her health. It took us 2 years to bring her to good health. 

After a few years of staying at Sphoorti, Sony began to mix up well with other inmates. She has also been a consistent dancer in most of our cultural events at and outside Sphoorti. She scord 9.7 in her STD X examinations.

Sony wants to study Commerce and take up a job in Bank when she grows up. She says that she feels very safe and happy to be with her friends and staff members. 

The Conclusion 

Sony's story is one of grit and courage and love for life. Sphoorti feels privileged to have helped her find her purpose in life.

The staff members have to be particularly commended for their commitment and hard work in dealing with children like Sony.

Her good performance in Academics gives us hope that she will do well in her further studies. 

Over the last eleven years, the collaboration of our donors, well-wishers and other stake-holders has helped us provide a safe and secure childhood with facilities on par with those of a middle class family. 

Through your support, we can help more children like Sony to become able citizens of India.

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Sphoorti Foundation

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana - India
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Twitter: @sphoortiorg
Project Leader:
Srivyal Vuyyuri
Hyderabad, Telangana India

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