Pipali always dreamt of being a teacher as she valued the art of education. She would walk 8 kms each way to continue her schooling. While she was putting strenuous efforts to overcome the obstacles, her family stopped her from going to school. Adding onto this, she was given away to marriage at the age […]
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“I ensure that every girl child coming to this Nand Ghar is not treated any less than the boys.” FREEDOM IS A SMILE When freedom has multiple definitions, we often get confused as to what would be ours. Yet there are certain people in this world who have made their life, a living example of […]
“If a girl is educated then the whole family is educated, says Zada on the importance of girl child.”
She sings the praises of the Nand Ghars, “with its infusion of fun-filled learning, critical for children to look upon school and education as something that is friendly, welcoming, soft …. not hard. “
“I have no big dreams for my daughters or grandchildren. But they must read and they must educate themselves. As long as I am alive I will ensure that and I am thankful that Nand Ghar here has given my grandchildren a head-start”
The Nand Ghar, steps away from their home, with its friendly ambience has made Sharifa and her husband consider the possibility of learning the alphabet.
Mother of three children
She seems to be only intent in ensuring that her two children continue their education “forever and ever”. She says this without smiling.