Rani’s parents reside in Pokhari haveli village. Her father does Painting work. This work is not on a regular basis. Similarly her mother also does labour work in the fields of rich farmers whenever available. Rani’s mother is a member of a Self- help group, and through her group and NISD’s support they have pioneered a number of schemes - such as constructing a toilet, soak pit etc. She also got a loan for buying a cow which helped the family to get additional income through the sale of the milk.
Rani is very good in study and got first class in her 6th examination. Her handwriting is beautiful and she got first prize in the Child Fair program, organised by NISD recently. She also takes part in street plays. Recently she played the role of a farmer in a street play named “ I should help our own”. Her role and acting was praised by many people.
In Pokhari village there is school up to 6th standard. After this, all children have to go to the neighbouring village i.e. Vadgaon Pan which is about 2-3 km away. Due to this many children, particularly girls, leave school and become drop-outs as their parents do not want to send adolescent girls to distant places. This was the worry in Rani’s case, but NISD staff and Rani herself repeatedly insisted that her parents let her attend school in the neighbouring village. Now Rani will join in the new school and hopefully complete her future education. Your support enabled NISD to save one clever girl from becoming a school drop-out.
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