I met Sneha about 5 years ago when she was about 5 years of age in the slum near Central in Kolkata. In the streets and in the Gandhi Welfare Center, I taught her English and Math and to sing silly songs. She and many other children along the years have been placed in various boarding schools throughout Kolkata. Though many kids could not handle the structured life in boarding school, Sneha is one of the few who has thrived. When I first met her, she had no formal education and spent part of her days pounding rusty nails to straighten them out. Now she is in class IV in an English Medium school and is among the top 5% in her class. It will be interesting to see how far she will go. I hope she will go far and she will as long as everyone around her provides support. Thank you to everyone out there who is helping to support her dream.
and Cassie Fox-P