Chanchal, Grade 1, Bhagat Convent School, Chithera, Dadri

7 year old energetic Chanchal, is a student of class one of Bhagat Convent Jr. High School, Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar. She lives with her grandmother, father and younger brother in village Chithera, Dadri. The family depends on the income of his father who is a farmer. At a young age, she lost her mother and it was a significant setback for the family. Even though she herself is quite young, she helps her grandmother in the household chores and also takes care of her younger brother. Every morning, Chanchal wakes up early, sweeps the house, cleans the utensils and after finishing all the household tasks she gets ready for the school.
Despite the household chores, her vigour in the class is not affected. She takes complete interest in SHIKSHA class and responds well in every subject with full enthusiasm. She is highly motivated and thrilled with SHIKSHA Initiative’s animated content and her participation in the class conveys how much she appreciates this program and enjoy studying with the SHIKSHA content. She actively participates in the class and her response to the content is fascinating. She asks so many questions and aspires to learn and know everything.
Anju, her teacher has expressed that at times she is motivated by her zeal and energy, as well. Hence, she is of the opinion that Chanchal’s story should be shared with wider audience so that other children are motivated and are inspired by her.
SHIKSHA Initiative has been supporting schools in ICT education so that Chanchal and children like her have the opportunity to learn and receive quality education – a right, which every child deserves.