Papiya is a 12 year old girl from the Motiljel Slum living with her grandfather, mother, and two sibblings, She is the eldest of the three. Her father recently passed away at the age of 31 years of age. She is in class 4 in Hindi Medium, bvut with the loss of her father and a source of income, life is difficult for the family and so we are happy to be able to help Papiya with boarding and ease the family's financial burden just a little.
Sahil is an 11 year old boy from the Terretti Bazaar Slum area and is also in class 4. He comes from a family of 4 children and he is the eldest. His father works as a laborer, but a recent accident to his abdomen makes hauling material difficult and his monthly earning got reduced. Sahil is a wonderful artist and loves to draw. He can also speak English fairly well so we hope he will be attending English Medium classes soon.
By the end of the day, both kids were happy as they left Ashalayam to their new homes. The families were also happy and are very supportive of their kids. And though they are older than the normal kids we usually placed in boarding, we have much hope these two children will do well in school.