Rupali with her Grandfather & Grandmother
“My teacher gives punishment to me, as I reach school late”, Says, Rupali, age 15 years old.
Rupa says, “My school is 3 km far from my home. As I walk daily to the school, sometimes I reach late. And teacher gives punishment to me. My Mother & Father expired when I was four years old. I have one brother & sister. I am younger one. My sister got married. I & my brother live with our grandfather & grandmother.
I always felt lonely as like other girls I do not have mother & father to take care. I saw other girls coming by bicycle and always felt that, if I also have cycle, I will reach school on time and the teacher will not punish me.
One day I was at “Mann Deshi Cattle Camp” with my grandfather and grandmother. I saw that Ms. Asha (another girl on Cattle Camp) got a bicycle from the Mann Deshi Foundation. I asked Asha, why the Mann Deshi Foundation gave you a bicycle? What is the idea behind it?
I understood that the Mann Deshi Foundation donates bicycles to the poor, needy girls, so that they can continue their education. I came to the Mann Deshi with my grandfather & grandmother and apply for a bicycle.”
After seeing her condition Mann Deshi donated bicycle to Rupa. While donating bicycle Rupa told, “This was my dream to have a bicycle. I always felt bad that I get punishment from my teacher. Now nobody will punish me and bicycle will help me to reach the school in time. I am in 10th grade now. My grandfather & mother are very old. I want to become an independent as earliest as I can. I would like to become a stick for my grandfather & grandmother and support them. ”
Thanks to the supporters of Mann Deshi Bicycle Program. Because of you the girls like Rupa can see & achieve their dream.