A Bal Sarpanch and one of the brightest girls of Government School Jaatkheda; Manisha Bairva, who hails from Radhapura in Sheopur district, is one industrious girl who through sheer hard work has prevailed over the challenges posed by the poor economic condition of her family.
Manisha comes from an underprivileged agricultural family, which includes Manisha’s father, Ramkumar, her mother, Anokhi, and her two brothers and one sister. Manisha’s father, who is the only earning member of the family, is a farmer who earns a meagre salary. Though Manisha’s parents have always wanted to secure good education for their children, their precarious economic situation made it difficult for them to accomplish this.
Then thanks to the support provided by the Nanhi Kali project, this became possible. The Nanhi Kali project, which aims at providing 10 years of quality education to girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by giving academic, material and moral support, took Manisha into its fold and the latter utilised this to the fullest extent. Manisha attends classes regularly (she has attended 85% of the classes) and works enthusiastically which is reflected in the results she has achieved. Before she became a Nanhi Kali, she was not interested in coming to school or studying in general. However, since she became a Nanhi kali, her attendance has shot up. She is showing interest in studies and taking efforts to improve.
Apart from academics, she is also an active participant in the ‘bal panchayat’ and is currently the ‘bal sarpanch’. Her teachers are full of praise for this Nanhi Kali. One of them said, “Manisha is a very promising student. She always maintains discipline be it in the classroom or the Academic Support Centre. She is respectful towards her teachers and elders and is quite friendly with her classmates”. She continued, “Manisha got this opportunity to continue her studies thanks to her supportive parents and the Nanhi Kali project. I hope she continues her studies and keeps up the good work that she’s doing”.
The parents of the Nanhi Kali too are determined to educate their daughter and appreciate the role played by the Nanhi Kali project in helping them to achieve their dream.“The material support provided by the Nanhi kali project helped a lot in reducing the financial burden related to education and the tuition classes have helped her [Manisha] in securing good marks” they remarked.
Manisha on her part wants to acquire a master’s degree and become a teacher.
We express our deepest appreciation for the hard work put in by this Nanhi Kali and wish her luck for all her future endeavors.