Saturday, January 26, 2013

Inspiring story of a Ramanathapuram girl

Here is an inspiring story of a girl who has fought against all odds in her life: The girl student belongs to Ramanathapuram and hails from a family of town cleaning workers. Her father fell ill due to stomach problems and is bedridden now. Her mother is collecting plastic articles from garbage and selling them. The student has two younger brothers who have stopped studying and are collecting garbage now.
She secured 977/1200 in HSC - Tamil 180, English 134, History 175, Economics 166, Commerce 141 and Accountancy 181 and got admission to D.TEd in District Institute of Education and Training, Vadalur in Cuddalore district.
Her mother had planned to send her to Tirupur for a job in a factory as they could not afford college fee. However, her friend, who also belongs to the same community and is doing social work through Safai Garamchari Andolan (eradicating manual scavenging) sought the help of another social worker Murugesh, who helped in paying the initial fees and hostel fees so far from Aug 2011 to Sep 2012.
Now he is not in a position to help further and she has been sent out the hostel. Our Helping Minds member Bala brought this request to Helping Minds. HM trust has provided Rs. 13215 towards her hostel fees and exam fees and she has joined the hostel again and continuing her studies.

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