“Small but Big” - #MyBetterBharat
Savaremma D/o Phakirayya was a student of Grade 5 who was under the parental care of her grandmother since she lost her parents within a year of her birth in Puladinni village of Sindhanur taluk. During the recent flood, she lost all her belongings including school stationeries. Providing school stationeries was impossible due to prevailing poverty and Savreamma was forced to take care of her cousin instead of school almost for 4-5 months. COVID 19 pandemic has made this familiy more vulnerable.
Savaremma learnt from her fellow-friends that school kit is provided by Janakalyan to all regular students as part of flood response program; it was mandatory for the students to be regular in school in order to get the education kits, which contains all school stationeries required for a student. She convinced her grandmother to obtain a school kit from the school and continue education.
Savaremma is very regular to the school now pursuing her studies like any other children of her age; she and her grandmother are happy now while her aunt is not. A small intervention has helped many such Savaremma to build their bright career. School teachers expressed their gratitude for this noble intervention which has improved the school attendance significantly.
Government provides the textbooks, uniforms, mid day meals but these children need all other school stationeries including a bag, notebooks, pen, pencils, geometry box, drawing kit, water bottle, etc. which the parents are not in a position to provide with. The dropout rate increases significantly due to this. It has become manifold during the COVID 19 pandemic. These children require your support in order to continue their education.