This year Shiksha instituted the 'Sarojini & Trilok Nath Scholarship' for meritorious students. The scholarship provides opportunities for meritorious students attending Shiksha to complete their education up to Class XII at a private school which would otherwise be out of reach for them.
It gives us great pride and joy to share with you the story of Rinki, one of the recipients of the inaugural Sarojini & Trilok Nath Scholarship.
Rinki's parents moved to Gurugram nine years ago from a village in Bihar and settled in Jharsa Village. Both her parents are illiterate. Her father works as a security guard and her mother is currently unemployed. Rinki was admitted to Kindergarten at Shiksha when she was four years old and this year completed Class VII. We have seen her grow from a curious little girl to a focused young adult who has distinguished herself in academics and as a very dedicated and talented dancer.
Rinki has always been a very friendly girl and popular amongst her peer group. She regularly participated in Shiksha's cultural programmes and even led dance practice with a group of students after school.
Last year with the encouragement and guidance of Shiksha teachers she mastered an admirable level in dance. She participated and helped choreograph a dance performance at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, a major center of art, dance, and culture in India. Her mother says "that was her first real performance outside school and it gave her the confidence to pursue dance more seriously."
Three months ago she cleared the entrance exam and was given admission to a reputed private school. She has now been attending her new school over a month and says, "They have very good facilities, I enjoy my classes and there is a dance teacher as well! I have already made new friends and I like my class teacher." She is enjoying her classes doing well academically and looking forward to participating in dance as an extracurricular.
Shiksha will remain in touch with her, and four years from now she will be the first in her family to graduate from high school. Many young girls like Rinki who need a chance to pursue education, which will enable them to break out of the cycle of poverty. With your support we at Shiksha are helping them do just that.
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