Now she's Suhani Didi - an inspiration for her peers, the young and the old alike. She's not only studying Hindi Literature from a Delhi University college, but also teaching other children at the Mission Education centre where she first started her journey.
Suhani’s father died when she was just four. As there was no money for school, her elder sister quit studies after class 7 and was married off.
Had she not been spotted during a community mobilization in her community by Mission Education’s project coordinators; Suhani’s life would have followed a similar path. It took rigorous counseling sessions with her brother and mother throughout her school years to let them continue her education.
Smile Foundation’s Mission Education programme has so far directly put more than 200,000 children like Suhani into the path of empowerment through education.
But this is just a small step forward. There are 17 million underprivileged girl children like Suhani who never get a chance; let alone a choice.
You can help them write their own destiny.
* Name of the girl has been changed to protect her identity
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